Name owner: Isetemkhebi

Title owner: The Osiris, the supreme chief of the harem of Amun

Dimensions (hxwxd): 14.2 x ? x ? cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, The Osiris, The Supreme Chief of the Harem of Amen, Iset-em-Khebi, True of Voice, she speaks, O ushabtis

Preservation: Excellent, some encrustations

R-R: 4.3

Provenance: ex UK ADA dealer, currently in a Dutch collection.

Comments: Iset-em-Khebi was the Second Wife of High Priest of Amun Pinedjem II as well as his half-sister as High Priest Men-Khepperra is considered father of both of them. She gave birth to several important children including Heroubekhet and Henuttawy D. She outlived her husband and died after year 13 of Psusennes II.

Her shabtis that were found together with her mummy and other funeral items in the Royal Cache at Deir el Bahri. The shabtis vary a lot in style and quality. The inscription is written in several lines, varying from 3 to 5 lines. The shabtis can be recognised from their exceptional thickness for the period and relatively large size.

On this particular example the faience is of excellent quality. Details such as the face and hands however are very poorly executed.

Additional information

Ancient provenance

TT320, Deir el Bahri, Cache 1


21st dynasty