7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTI
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite striated wig and a false beard, the arms crossed over the chest, holding hoes, a seed basket over the left shoulder, inscribed with nine lines of hieroglyphic text for a "scribe... Psametik..."
7½ in. (19 cm) high
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