Egyptian faience shabti of Hor-em-heb-neb-tawy



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A blue glazed faience shabti inscribed in black to the front and rear: “??? ?Hor-em-heb lord of the Two Lands”

Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1050-730 BC

8.4 x 2.9 cms

A chip on one side of the head, the surface has been lightly varnished to make the inscription clearer

Ex. collection: Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired in 2014. Formerly in the collection of Inge Hansen, Denmark, inherited from her father in the 1950’s.
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.....