Shabti of Wen-nefer



A mummiform overseer shabti, wearing a plain tripartite wig and the kilt of everyday life with a projecting frontal apron. A pair of small breasts are indicated in the modelling below the front lappets of the wig. The left arm hangs down by the side with the right arm being held across the waist with the hand holding a whip, that is indicated in relief. The face is rudimentarily modelled. The back is flat. The figure has an inscription on the front naming the owner as Wen–nefer. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir it-nTr (n) Imn Wn-[nfr], "The Osiris, the God’s Father (of) Amun, Wen–[nefer]". From the Egypt Exploration Fund 1900 excavations at Abydos North Cemeteries: Cemetery D, Tomb 15G. Ex collection of Sir J. Currie (possible subscriber tothe EEF?) later donated by D. H. Hanbury in 1941.