Faience shabti of Her-ib-BastetE1
A green glazed faience shabti figure with finely moulded details and inscription. The text reads: “The Osiris, Her-ib-Bastet, born to Tas-nakht-Iset”.
Shabtis for this owner are scarce and rarely appear on the market.
Egypt, 30th Dynasty, c. 380-343 BC
11.5 x 2.9 cms
A few very minor chips on the foot and dorsal pillar
Ex. private collection, Derbyshire, UK. Possibly from Tell Basta, from whence other shabtis were acquired in the late 19th Century.
For another (fragmentary) example and further references please see: Glenn Janes, The Shabti Collections volume 6, World Museum, Liverpool, item 236.