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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    AN EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI FOR THE CHIEF OF THE HAREM OF AMUN, ISET-EM-KHEBIT

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI, 1069-945 B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN BLUE GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI FOR THE CHIEF OF THE HAREM OF AMUN, ISET-EM-KHEBIT
    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI, 1069-945 B.C.
    Details in black glaze, carrying two hoes in her crossed arms, seed bag across her back, breasts visible below the lappets of her wig, bearing five lines of hieroglyphic inscription, mounted
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high


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    Iset-em-khebit was the second wife of Pinedjem II, the High Priest of Amun, who ruled Upper Egypt from Thebes in Dynasty XXI.

    Cf. J-F. Aubert, Statuettes Égyptiennes, Paris, 1974, pl. 30, no. 66; H. D. Schneider, Shabtis, II, Leiden, 1977, p. 116, no. 4.3.0.1; and G. Janes, Shabtis: a Private View, Paris, 2002, pp. 59-61, no. 29 for the type.

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    Provenance

    Thebes, Deir el-Bahri (Cache I).
    Formerly in an English private collection. Old ink inscribed label underneath base.