An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945 - 713 BCE
An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945 - 713 BCE
An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945 - 713 BCE
An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945 - 713 BCE

An Egyptian Turquoise Faience Shabti, Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945 - 713 BCE

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Of blue glazed faience, shown mummiform, the features in applied black. Well proportioned, the face with large accented eyes and eyebrows. Shown mummiform, with a tripartite wig and a seshed headband, the arms folded across chest, and hands holding agricultural implements for work in the afterlife. On the flat back is a basket filled with seed grain. A vertical inscription runs down the front of the body extending across the feet that reads: ”The Osiris Nebti-mut, true of voice". The name Nebi-mut means "My mistress is (the vulture goddess) Mut."

Medium: Faience

Dimensions: Height: 8.5 cm (3.3 inches)

Condition: Firing cracks to the right side of the body and minor area discoloration that does not detract, otherwise intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance: Bodo Bleß (1940-2022) collection, Berlin, formed around 1960 onwards, with collection number 131 on the back of the stand.

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