8 June 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN EGYPTIAN BLUE FAIENCE OVERSEER SHABTI FOR DJEHUTI
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI, 1070-945 B.C.
With fisted hands held at the waist, wearing the short kilt and triangular apron of daily life, the details in black glaze, including the striated wig, facial features, agricultural implement and single column of hieroglyphs reading, "First God's Father of Amun, the Osiris Djehuti(?)"
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Acquired in the 1970s.
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