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AN EGYPTIAN BLUE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR QUEEN HENUTTAWY
AN EGYPTIAN BLUE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR QUEEN HENUTTAWY

THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 21ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 1070-1032 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN BLUE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR QUEEN HENUTTAWY
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 21ST DYNASTY, CIRCA 1070-1032 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, with arms crossed at the chest, right over left, and holding two hoes in her hands, a basket on her back, wearing a tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus, with a single column of hieroglyphs reading: "illuminate the Osiris, the Royal wife Henuttawy', details in black glaze
5 13/16 in. (12.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Deir-el Bahri, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Royal Cache, Tomb TT320.
Private collection, the Netherlands.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 25 January 1979, lot 169 (wrongly labelled in illustration as lot 170).
Resandro collection, acquired from the above sale.

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PUBLISHED:
Grimm-Stadelmann, 2012, p. 99, no. R-366.

Queen Henuttawy was the daughter of Ramesses XI, the last Pharaoh of the Ramesside Period, and was later the wife of Pinedjem I (see lot 116), a high-priest of Amun and commander-in-chief of the armies of Upper Egypt during the first 15 years of the reign of Smendes, circa 1070-1044 B.C. During the 16th year, Pinedjem assumed royal titles and had his name written in a cartouche, thereby elevating himself to the role of Pharaoh in southern Egypt, with Henuttawy as his queen. Henuttawy continued her powerful lineage with four children, including her daughter Maatkare (see lot 123), two high priests of Amun and the next Pharaoh, Psusennes I, who reunified Upper and Lower Egypt. For more on Henuttawy, cf. Aubert, 1974, pp. 140-142, pl. 27, no. 59.



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