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 basket is crisp in detail. The face is fairly well modelled with chubby cheeks. 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". Ex collection of Sir J. Currie donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941.