An Egyptian Blue Faience Shabti, Dynasty 30 - early Ptolemaic Period, ca 380 - 250 BCE
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of bright turquoise glazed faience, standing on a trapezoidal base, molded in mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig and divine beard.The face is well defined with an incised mouth, almond-shaped eyes, the arms are crossed on the chest, hands protrude from a shroud, the fists holding a crook and flail for work in the afterlife, the right hand also holding a twisted rope connected to a seed sack behind the left shoulder.Two horizontal lines and one vertical line of inscription in a darker blue glaze to the front with shallow dorsal pillar at back.
Dimensions: Height: 6 1/4 inches (16 cm)
Condition: Heavy resting deposits to right shoulder/side, minor glaze loss to pick above right hand, intact and excellent condition overall.
Provenance: Almost certainly acquired by either William James (1854-1912) or his brother Frank James (1851-1890), who both traveled extensively in Egypt and the rest of Africa, and by descent to Edward James (1907-1984) in London and later at Monkton House; subsequently moved to West Dean House circa 1986 (recorded there in 1987).Current owner Edward James Foundation, London circa 1900, sold through Christie's, London, 15 Dec 2016, lot #93.
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