Egyptian faience shabti of Ankh-es-en-Amen



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A green glazed faience shabti inscribed in black: “The Osiris, Ankh-es-(en)-Amen”.

Egypt, Thebes, Third Intermediate Period, 1050-730 BC

9.1 x 3.6 cms

Front of the foot and the majority of the face have been restored/re-painted, the underside of the foot is damaged and missing the glaze

Ex. collection: Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired in The Netherlands, 2014, formerly in a Dutch collection acquired before 1982.
Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Bird’s collection notes for this item.

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Shabti figures

Shabtis (also known as shawabtis or ushabtis) are small human figures, usually mummiform in shape, which were placed in tombs to replace and act as servants of the deceased in the afterlife - Read on.....