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Egyptian Third Intermediate faience shabti, possibly for Mut

E282

£120.00

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A pale green glazed faience shabti figure with traces of black painted inscription and decoration. An unusual feature of this shabti is the separated modelling of both feet rather than a single mummiform base.

Culture
Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1050-730 BC

Size
10.8 x 4.5 cms

Condition
Surface worn with some chipping to arms and feet

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Dorchester, Dorset, UK; acquired early 20th Century. An old label attached to the back is inscribed “Mut”

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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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