Shabti of Tent-shed(et)-anket



Shabti of Tent-shed(et)-anket, Lady of the House and Chantress of Amun. Painted detail of two hoes and a basket, and an inscription. Turquoise blue glaze faience. The catalogue card states 'Faience slightly deteriorated'. Old label from Gilstrap Museum reads: "Figures from the tombs of Ankhi en Ast [52.55.126] and Thent Sheda who were both singers of the god Amen. A singer or singing woman was one of the priestesses of the god". The Gilstrap collection was formed by Miss Gilstrap, who contributed funds to the British School of Archaeology in Egypt between 1900 and 1910. She was given a share of the excavated finds in return for the funding she provided.