New York, Park Avenue
30 May 1997
A FAIENCE SHABTI OF KHAIEMWASET
new kingdom, dynasty xix, 1290-1224 b.c.
The black-glazed figure depicted mummiform, wearing the side-lock, with details rendered in black, the face, hands and vertical strip in front in white, inscribed for, "the Osiris, the sem-priest, the king's son, Khaiemwaset"
5in. (12.7cm.) high
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Khaiemwaset was Ramses II's fourth son. He was passionate about Egypt's history, becoming the country's first archeologist. He was responsible for restoring the Old Kingdom pyramids at Giza and Saqqara.
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