Egyptian Third Intermediate Period inscribed shabti



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A small pale blue glazed faience shabti figure with a black painted inscription on the front of the legs.

Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1050-730 BC

5.8 x 2.3 cms, 7.6 cms including stand

Back of head chipped otherwise intact

Ex. private collection, Dorset, UK; formerly in an early 20th Century collection
Mounted on a black painted wood base retaining remnants of an illegible old label

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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.....