Egyptian shabti of Nes-Pa-Ra, ex. museum de-accessionE261
A dark green glazed faience shabti with painted details and a three-line inscription. The inscription reads: “To shabti, if one counts on / the Osiris, the God’s Father of the temple of Amun Nes-pa-ra true-of-voice / to do any works there…”
Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, c. 945-720 BC
11.8 x 3.7 cms
An ancient chip on the left shoulder, general darkening of surface decoration
Ex. collection: Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired from Bonhams Antiquities sale 20164, lot 127, London, May 2012. Ex. US private collection acquired from C. Elliot, USA 14/10/1972. Formerly de-accessioned from Haggin Museum, Stockton, California, USA. Two invontory numbers on the back of the legs.
Accompanied by Julian Bird’s collection note and transliteration of the inscription.