6 July 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
AN EGYPTIAN PALE GREEN FAIENCE SHABTI FOR PA-DI-OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing mummiform with arms crossed, holding a crook and a flail, a seed sack over his left shoulder, wearing a striated tripartite wig and a plaited beard, inscribed with thirteen rows of hieroglyphs, reading: “Instructions of the Osiris, the Prophet of the Two Supports of Heaven (i.e. Shu and Tefnut), Pa-di-Osiris, (called) Ptah-en-khenu-hery-ib-Henen-nesu (?) (or Ny-Ptah-khenu-hery-ib-Henen-nesu?), born of Sed-iret-binet, Justified, He says" and continuing with a form of the standard shabti text from Chapter 6 of The Book of the Dead
7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high
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Acquired on the Geneva art market in 1980.
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