A rare Egyptian Faience Shabti for the Crown Prince Ramesses (Ramessu), 19th Dynasty, ca. 1279 - 1212 BCE
The Crown Prince Ramessu was the third son of Ramses II, the first son by his Queen Isetnofret, Heir to the throne from year 25 to year 50, and the older brother of Khaemwaset. Ramesses ("Born of Re') Fanbearer on the King's Right hand, Royal Scribe, General in Chief ( of the Lord of the Two Lands), Bodily King's Son, beloved of him Buried in KV5. [Bart (128)]
His shabti, of bright blue glazed faience, is shown mummiform with details in black, wearing a short wig with sidelock (wick of youth), and adorned with a broad usekh collar that shows a lower row of beads. He holds agricultural implements in each hand, and a seed sack on the back for work in the afterlife. A column of hieroglyphic inscriptions on the front naming "Ramesses" as the royal owner reads: "Illuminate the Osiris, the General in Chief, the king's son, Ramessu, justified."
Dimensions: Height: 4 3/8 inches (11.11 cm)
Condition: Feet reattached but otherwise complete, and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Ex. Dr. Leopold Benguerel collection. Acquired from the London art market during the 1960s. Art loss Register Certificate number S00087094. S00087094
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