Shabti of Ta–henet–djehuty



Blue glaze faience with details added in black. Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The front lappets have a horizontal line faintly modelled across the lower ends. The arms are crossed left over right above the waist, and the hands hold a pair of hoes added in black. A broad basket is painted on the back of the shabti. The face is comparatively small with large eyes that are heavily outlined in black – a feature found on parallel examples. A vertical column of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: “The Osiris, Ta–henet–Djehuty,justified”. Ta–henet–Djehuty was the mother of Nesy–Khonsu, the wife of Pinudjem II, a priest–king who ruled Egypt from Thebes during the 21st Dynasty. The shabti is from the Priests of Amun cache (Cache II) at Deir el–Bahari. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, surface loss, concretions, surface loss, label adhered to surface.