• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 14

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Inscribed with seven lines from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead; another similar with nine lines; three uninscribed, all circa 6th-2nd Century B.C., 18.5 cm. high max.; and three other shabtis, each with frontal inscription, mounted, Dynasty XXI/XXII, circa 9th-8th Century B.C., 10.9 cm. high max. (8)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.


    Exhibited

    (1): Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 662.