A finely modelled ancient Egyptian, turquoise, glazed, faience shabti, featuring a dorsal pillar to the reverse. The shabti is shown wearing a tripartite wig and a plaited false beard and holding two hoes in his crossed arms; a basket hangs behind him. The body has been inscribed with hieroglyphs in a T-shaped bar formation. The moulded details remain very well preserved, with very clear facial features and hieroglyphs.
The horizontal bar transliterates as:
Sḥḏ Wsir smntt ḥm-nṭr p-di-Wsir
The vertical bar transliterates as:
Ms n ir-b-n-t [mwt], m3’-ḫrw
This translates as:
The Illuminated, the Osiris, priest of [the goddess (implied)] Semenet, Padiusir,
Born of Irbinat, [mother (implied)], the justified.
Date: Circa 640-343 BC
Period: Late Period