Shabti of Ta–rudjet



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest. Hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the twisted rope for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. All attributes are very well modelled. The facial details are also well defined. The eyes have brows in raised relief. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar and upon a trapezoidal base. A ‘T’–shaped incised inscription names the owner as Ta–Rudjet. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir tA-rwD(.t) ms (n) tA-(n.t)-Imn mAa(.t)-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Ta–Rudjet born (to) Tent–Amen, justified". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Discoloured, concretions, worn, surface dirt. Compare with an other example in the National Museum of Ireland no. 1899:83.