1 October 2014
AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE FAIENCE SHABTI FOR THE HIGH PRIEST OF PTAH, HORI
NEW KINGDOM, 19TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 1292-1185 B.C.
Wearing short wig with side-lock, a broad collar and bracelets, carrying a pick in each hand and a seed bag over his shoulders, with a single column of hieroglyphs, reading 'Illuminate the Osiris of the Viceroy Hori'
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
with Gallery Drees Archeo, Brussels, 1980.
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Shabtis of this style belonged to the prophet priests of Ptah at Memphis who had a semi-royal status, cf. J.F. Aubert, Statuettes Egyptiennes, Paris, 1974, p. 91.
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