London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SHABTI, FOR THE LADY OF THE HOUSE, HUY
EARLY RAMESSIDE PERIOD, CIRCA 1200 B.C.
Bearing 5 lines from Chapter XXXB of the Book of the Dead: "May light shine on the Osirid Lady of the House Huy...", the figure wearing a floral collar and carrying a hoe and mattock in her crossed hands and a yoke with two water pots across her back, traces of bitumen on the upper front, feet broken away
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Formerly in an English private collection; pencil inscription on reverse "No. 193".
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Cf. B. Porter and R.L.B. Moss, The Theban Necropolis, I, Oxford, 1960, p. 9, no. 3 for a female reading of the name, Huy.
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