Shabti of Turo



Blue galze faience mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The clearly modelled arms are crossed left over right. The hands hold a pair of hoes that are modelled in raised relief. A rectangular basket with vertical line detail and shoulder straps is painted in black on the back of the shabti. The face is simply defined. A vertical column of a rather faint inscription that is added in black on the front of the figure names the owner as Turo. It reads: “The Osiris, God’s servant of Amun–Ra, King of the Gods, Turo”. A parallel shabti for Turo is known and the inscription is clearer on this particular example, and this has helped to identify the owner of the shabti, of whom no further parallels appear to be known. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, surface loss, surface dirt.