11 June 2003
A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTIS
New Kingdom, Dynasty XX, 1196-1070 B.C.
Each white in color with the details in dark brown glaze, depicted mummiform, wearing a broad floral collar and tripartite wig, holding agricultural implements, a seed bag between the shoulders, inscribed with a single column of hieroglyphic text for "the Osiris...Tjay, the justified"
4½ in. (11.4 cm) high for the taller (2)
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For a similar example see p. 44, no. 19 in Janes, Shabtis, A Private View.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru