Shabti of Singer of the Aten, Isis
18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
This female shabti belonged to a Singer of the Aten, the solar disk worshipped by Akhenaten, and like other shabtis of the period makes no mention of the funerary god Osiris. In a seeming paradox, but one that speaks of the strong psychological and cultural ties of ordinary Egyptians to the traditional religion, the owner’s name is Isis, the name of the great funerary goddess who was the wife of Osiris. the facial features, including the so-called sfumato eyes, closely resemble the style of Amarna.
(Source: Met Museum)