PROPERTY FROM THE PLAISANT JOZEF NESTOR COLLECTION
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SHABTI FOR SENRU
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C.
Depicted mummiform with the arms folded over the chest, a heart amulet suspended from a broad collar, holding a hoe in each hand, with a seed sack between his shoulders, wearing a striated tripartite wig, with four preserved lines of hieroglyphic text, separated by a single column at the back, reading "the illuminated one, the Osiris, the scribe of the treasury, Senru," traces of the original polychromy preserved throughout
8 in. (20.2 cm) high
Plaisant Jozef Nestor, acquired 1910-1940