Egyptian New Kingdom painted wood overseer shabti

E107

£400.00

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A carved hard-wood overseer shabti with traces of black, red, yellow and white painted decoration.

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

Size
20 x 5.3 cms

Condition
Intact as shown, losses to painted decoration as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired in Criterion Auctions, London, 2013. Formerly in a US private collection formed 1950’s-1960’s.

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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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