Egyptian painted pottery shabti of Mut-em-hetep

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A moulded pottery shabti with a pale green painted surface and black painted details and hieroglyphs. The inscription reads: “The Osiris, The chantress of Amun, Mut-em-hetep, true of voice”.

Culture
Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1050-730 BC

Size
10 x 3.6 cms

Condition
Light chipping and surface wear as shown in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: John Winterbottom, Denbighshire, UK; acquired from Helios Gallery in 2009; formerly in a private collection, Sussex, UK; acquired before 1980.

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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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