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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 114

    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.

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    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.

    Provenance

    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.