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". There a few tiny areas of surface loss on the hands and tools. The shabti could be from Thebes, Deir el Bahri Cache II. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface dirt, worn, pitted, labels adhered to surface.