Name owner: Isetemkhebit

Title owner: The Osiris

Dimensions (hxwxd): 9.5 x 3.8 x 3.0 cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The Osiris, Iset-em-Khebit, true of voice

Preservation: Excellent, some chips 

R-R: 4.3

Provenance: –

Comments: Parallels in Aubert Cache 2 nr. 2 and Glenn Janes 30, Araujo page 595, 596 and 701 and Aston page 186-187.
Allthough it was assumed that there are only three types of shabtis for this lady (small mummyform, the tall mummyform (with the title: Mistress of the House) as in Glenn Janes and the overseer as in Aubert Cache 2. It now turns out that there are overseers of the small mummyform type too! Parallels are in Cairo museum according to Newberry. A rare find and herewith published for the first time. It is likely to be a remodelled worker type, whereby they added a short skirt and replaced the hoes for a whip held in the left hand, slung over the back but combined with a seed sack. The Cairo examples are similar according to Newberry’s description.

Additional information

Ancient provenance

Deir el Bahri, Cache 2


21st dynasty