Egyptian Third Intermediate Period inscribed shabti

E42

£250.00

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

Culture
Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 1050-730 BC

Size
5.8 x 2.3 cms, 7.6 cms including stand

Condition
Back of head chipped otherwise intact

Provenance
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

More Info

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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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