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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.....

Egyptian inscribed pottery shabti

£260.00

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A moulded pottery shabti figure with a black painted inscription reading “Illuminating the Osiris, Pa-em-pened(?)”

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

Size
8.1 x 2.9 cms

Condition
Legs damaged and light wear as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired in Bamfords Auctioneers, 2013, formerly in an early 20th Century Derbyshire collection.
Accompanied by a copy of Mr. Bird’s collection notes for this item.

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further reading on....

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.....
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