London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED POTTERY SHABTI, FOR PAY-KHAW
DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1295-1070 B.C.
With central column of hieroglyphs reading "for the Chief Guard of the Treasury of Amun", wearing seed-basket on back and yoke with two suspended jars, yellow, red and black painted details, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high; a green glazed composition shabti for "...Nefer-Nefer", with central column of black painted hieroglyphs, Dynasty XX (1186-1070 B.C.), 6 in. (15.1 cm.) high; and a group of archaeological items including seven other glazed composition and pottery shabtis, worn, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high max., and three pottery lamps, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long max., all late 2nd millennium B.C. and later (16)
Acquired in the early 20th Century; one shabti from Sakkara with label on base from Blanchard's Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous