Shabti of Ta-?-ha-?



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig painted black except for the lower ends of the lappets that are left the underlying colour of the limestone. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. The hands do not appear to carry implements although these could have added in paint that has worn away. Similarly, there is no surviving evidence of a basket on the back. The head is raised, and the facial expression is one of smugness with a down turned mouth. The details are well carved. The eyes with brows are painted in black and white. The face itself, and the exposed flesh of the neck are painted red. The body of the shabti has faint traces of a black painted vertical column of inscription although the name of the owner is mostly illegible. Broken below the knees. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir nb.t-pr tA-?-hA, "The Osiris, the Lady of the House, Ta–?–ha–?". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, surface loss, worn, surface dirt.