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Egyptian New Kingdom painted pottery shabti

E264

£425.00

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A moulded pottery shabti figure retaining traces of painted decoration.

Culture
Egypt, late New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, 1292-1189 BC

Size
15.6 x 4.5 cms

Condition
Light chipping and general surface wear as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired from Medusa Gallery, Canada in 2008. Formerly in a French private collection prior to 2001. Accompanied by Julian Bird’s collection notes for this shabti.

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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.....
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