Egyptian painted pottery shabti, ex. MFA Boston

E287

£145.00

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A moulded pottery shabti figure with traces of red painting to the body and black paint on the wig.

Culture
Egypt, late New Kingdom, 19th or 20th Dynasty, c. 1295-1070 BC

Size
10.1 x 3.5 cms

Condition
Chipping to the foot, a repair on the legs and general light surface wear

Provenance
Ex. collection: John Winterbottom, Denbighshire, UK; acquired by deaccession from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; their red ink accession number on the back.

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Shabti figures

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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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