Name owner: Tentshedkhonsu

Title owner: The illuminated one, the Osiris

Dimensions (hxwxd): 12.2 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

Translation hieroglyphs: The illuminated one, the Osiris, Tent-Shed-Khonsu, true of voice

Preservation: Broken and restored, otherwise excellent

R-R: 370.14

Provenance: – 

Comments: Published in C. Ede: “Small sculpture from ancient Egypt” 1995. See for more details Glenn Janes nr. 67 and Aubert Cache 2 nr. 45. There are four types of ushabtis for this lady, inscribed with either Ta-Shed-Khonsou or Tent-Shed-Khonsou. It is possible that those were for the same owner (the name means the same, the one that Khonsou saves), and the moulds for the shabtis bearing these inscriptions are the same. The mystery is not yet fully solved, but the shabtis come from Cache 2 in any case.
Note the particular fine facial expressions for the period and the slight indication of breasts just below the wig and above the hands.

Additional information


21st dynasty



Ancient provenance

Deir el Bahri, Cache 2