12 December 2002
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTI
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited false beard, holding agricultural implements with a seed basket thrown over the left shoulder, on an integral base, inscribed with nine lines of hieroglyphs for "the prophet of Neith, [named] Horwedja"
9½ in. (24.1 cm) high
Hamilton Phelps Clawson, Buffalo, New York
Fine Antiquities and Islamic Works of Art, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 20-21 November 1975, lot 371
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