An Egyptian turquoise glazed, faience shabti with hieroglyphs to the reverse. The figure is depicted in typical form wearing a lappet-wig, framing a modelled face with a beard. Parallel hands, resting beneath the chest, hold an adze, a hoe and the string of the seed-basket that hangs over the shoulder. The front of the shabti is undecorated, but the back-pillar is inscribed with two columns of hieroglyphs. The inscription is as follows:
̉I wsbtỉ (ỉ)pn ỉr nḏ tw Wsỉr Pꜣ-dỉ-pp (Right column, top to bottom)
msn Bꜣstt-ỉỉr-dỉ-st mk (wỉ) kꜣ.k (Left column, top to bottom)
This translates as:
O, this ushebti, if the Osiris, Pa-di-pep
Born to Bastet-ir-dis, is called upon ‘here (I am)’ you shall say.
Measurements given include the stand.
Date: Circa 664-595 BC
Period: Late Period, late 26th Dynasty