Shabti of Tjau–amun



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and a divine beard. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands emerge from a shroud to hold a pick in the left and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the cord for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is fairly well modelled. A dorsal pillar supports the figure which stands upon a trapezoidal base. The dorsal pillar has a vertical column of incised inscription naming the owner as Tjau–Amun. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Taw-Imn ms n KA.t-sA(.t)-N.t, "The Osiris, Tjau–Amun, born to Kat–sa(t)–Neith". Little paper label with number 60 on the front. Ex collection of Sir J. Currie donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941. Height is taken from the top of the wooden mount, so the measurement will be a little short of the true height of the shabti.