Shabti of Wah-ib-re


Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig and plaited divine beard that is curled at the tip. The arms are crossed right over left on the chest, and the hands protrude from a shroud to hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. The right hand also holds the twisted cord of a small basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. The face is well defined, and the mouth has a gentle smile. The ears are well modelled. The shabti stands against a dorsal pillar and upon a trapezoidal base. A vertical column of incised inscription on the front of the shabti names the owner as Wahibre. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: sHD Wsir wAH-ib-ra ms n tA-Htr.t mAa.t-xrw, "The illuminated one, the Osiris, Wah–ib–Re, born to Ta–heteret, justified". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, chipped, surface dirt.