An Egyptian Nile Silt Clay Shabti for Mery Maat, Dynasty 21-22, ca. 1070 – 713 BCE

An Egyptian Nile Silt Clay Shabti for Mery Maat, Dynasty 21-22, ca. 1070 – 713 BCE

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Shown mummiform, of sun-baked Nilt silt clay, black wash with white details, wearing a tripartite wig with sashed headband, four decorative (?) dots rendered in white across the forehead, stylized face, seed basket on the back, and a single column of hieroglyphic text on front naming Mery-Maat as the owner.

For related examples see:
H. Schneider, Shabtis (Leiden, 1977), p. 147 no. 4.5.1.24 Shabti for Khaas, Cache II
L. Aubert, Les Statuettes funeraires de la Deuxieme Cachette a Deir el- Bahari (Paris, 1998), p. 84 no. 32 Shabti for Khaas, Cache II

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall with excellent detailing in white.

Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.5 cm)

Provenance: Dr Ulrich Muller Collection, Zurich, acquired between 1968-78

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