Name owner: Takelot
Title owner: Faded: (The Osiris, King, lord of the two lands)
Dimensions (hxwxd): 13.4 x 4.9 x 3.0 cm
Translation hieroglyphs: Faded: (The Osiris, the king, Lord of the Two Lands, Takelot beloved of Amun)
Preservation: Good, chip on right arm, text faded and no longer visible.
Comments: Text transliteration: “wsir nsw nb-tAwj Tkrt-mr-Imn”.
Parallels in Aubert, J-F and L., Statuettes Egyptiennes:Chaouabtis, Ouchebtis, Paris, 1974, pp. 160-161, plates 47-50, Montet, P. Kêmi 9, 1942, pp. 14-15, fig. 9 plate II., Schneider no. 126.96.36.199. and “Tanis, L’Or des Pharaons”, Paris, 1987, p. 148 no. 32.
The shabti workers of King Takelot I comprise two well-differentiated series: the first one shows a classic NK look, with well-designed tripartite wigs tied up with a headband (no other 22D Tanite king wears the seshed); the second series includes more diverse shabtis, with curled headdresses and very realistic facial details. The one shown here belongs to the first series.