Shabti of Djedhor

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

This small funerary figure (shabti) comes from the tomb of a wealthy family. The patriarch, the Priest ("God's Father") Djedhor, was buried with his wife Nebtaihet and two other individuals in one chamber, with their three sons in the second..

At the head of Djedhor's stone sarcophagus were two shabti boxes, one containing 198 figures and the second holding 196. These shabtis were of two different sizes (the larger ones as here and smaller ones, see 02.4.151). They are all mummiform, with back pillars and pedestals. Each wears a curved "divine" beard, and holds a pick in the left hand and a hoe in the right. Slung over the left shoulder is a round-bottomed basket, held there by a rope in the right hand. Some, like 02.4.159, are inscribed with black ink. A large number of additional shabtis, much cruder in form than these, were found under one of the shabti boxes

Shabti of Djedhor, Faience

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