• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE SHABTI FOR THE OVERSEER OF THE CHARIOTEERS, IRY-IRY

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1390-1352 B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE SHABTI FOR THE OVERSEER OF THE CHARIOTEERS, IRY-IRY
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1390-1352 B.C.
    Wearing striated tripartite wig, holding pick and hoe, seed bag over left shoulder, lower body with hieroglyphs recarved, mounted
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    J.-F. and L. Aubert, Statuettes Egyptiennes, Paris, 1974, p. 274.

    See illustration on opposite page.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Dutch private collection; acquired at auction in London in the 1960s.