Shabti of Tjai–Inheret–Imu card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Tjai–Inheret–Imu


On display


Mummiform shabti wearing a striated tripartite wig, and a plaited divine beard. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and 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. The face is quite well modelled. The eyes have cosmetic lines and brows indicated in relief. Although damaged the nose is broad. The cheek bones are high and prominent, and the mouth has a slight smile but this is a little misaligned. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar, and upon a trapezoidal base. The body has ten horizontal bands of incised inscription naming the owner as Tjai–Inheret–Imu, followed by Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. Ex collection of Sir J. Currie donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941.