London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
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
Formerly in a Dutch private collection; acquired at auction in London in the 1960s.
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J.-F. and L. Aubert, Statuettes Egyptiennes, Paris, 1974, p. 274.
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