6 July 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
AN EGYPTIAN GREEN FAIENCE SHABTI FOR THE PRIEST AND TEMPLE CONTROLLER, KHOUI-PSAMTEK, BORN OF TADEBHENET
LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing mummiform, wearing striated tripartite wig and false beard, holding pick and hoe in his crossed arms, and seed basket over his left shoulder, with ten lines of hieroglyphs from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead
7½ in. (18.5 cm.) high
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Cf. J-F. and L. Aubert, Statuettes Égyptiennes, Paris, 1974, p. 263 for reference to another of the same type.
Private collection, Sweden.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 23 February 1981, lot 79.
Private collection, UK.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 April 2007, lot 43.
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