Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig and a false beard, and holding agricultural implements in his hands. Eleven lines of hieroglyphs on his legs contain the so-called shabti spell (spell 6 from the Book of the Dead), as well as his titles and his name.
Tjainehebu was Overseer of the King’s Ships, and Overseer of the Scribes of the Council. His intact tomb was discovered in 1900 near the pyramid of Unas at Saqqara. It contained a wealth of funerary objects, among them a gold funerary mask, many amulets and jewellery, plus 401 shabtis.
Egypt, 26th dynasty, probably reign of Amasis, 570-526 B.C.
Provenance: collection of Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart, U.S.A.