Shabti of Ta–shed–khonsu



Blue glaze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The hands hold a pair of hoes that are added in black. A simply outlined rectangular basket with shoulder straps is painted on the back. The faces is simply defined with black lines for the eyes and brows. A vertical column of inscription of hieroglyphs on the front of the shabti reads: "Ta–shed–Khonsu, justified". The surface is very deep blue on the front and the black inscription is not very clear. The back is mostly lighter in colour. The shabti could be from Thebes, Deir el Bahri Cache II. CONDITION NOTE 1998:Surface loss, label adhered to surface, pitted, surface dirt.