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    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    AN EGYPTIAN PALE GREEN FAIENCE SHABTI FOR PA-DI-OSIRIS

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    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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    Provenance

    Acquired on the Geneva art market in 1980.


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