London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EGYPTIAN PALE TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI FOR KA-NEFER
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXX (381-343 B.C.)
Finely modelled, standing mummiform with back-pillar, wearing tripartite wig and false plaited beard, with arms crossed holding a pick and hoe with seed basket over left shoulder, a 'T'-shaped panel of hieroglyphic inscription reading "Illuminate the Osiris, the wener-priest Ka-nefer born to Isit-reshuty justified", mounted
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGs 14); acquired from D. T. Bowring, London, May 1979.
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EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Circle of Glass Collectors, Broadfield House Glass Museum and The Pilkington Glass Museum, 1987-1988, no. 3.
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