Shabti of Yi-em-hetepet



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig with a seshed headband tied at the back added in black. The arms are crossed on the chest, and the hands hold a pair of hoes that are painted black. A large diamond–hatched rectangular basket with short shouder straps is boldly painted on the back of the shabti. The face is poorly modelled. Traces of paint show the eyes with brows. A vertical column of a very faint inscription is painted on the front of the figure. The reading of the name of the owner as Yi–em–hetepet is only a tentative suggestion. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: Wsir Hm-nTr n ?? Yi-m-Htp.t?, "The Osiris, God’s Servant of ??, Yi–em–hetepet?". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped, worn, surface loss, surface dirt.