London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A LARGE EGYPTIAN GREY/GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI FOR HOR-UDJA, PROPHET OF NEITH, BORN OF SHEDET
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXX (380-343 B.C.)
Mummiform, with arms crossed holding pick and hoe, seed bag over left shoulder, wearing striated tripartite wig and false beard, nine horizontal lines of inscription from Chapter Six of the Book of the Dead, on integral mount with back pillar
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
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The tomb of the owner was discovered by W. M. Flinders Petrie at Hawara in 1888, cf. H. D. Schneider, Shabtis, Part II, Leiden, 1977, p. 191, no. 184.108.40.206, for another example in the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden.
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