27 October 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTI OF WAH-IB-RA-MERY-PTAH
DYNASTY XXVI, 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Bearing eight lines from Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead for Wah-ib-ra-mery-ptah, born of Irtrru
7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high
Inherited by the present owner from his late father; probably purchased in the 1940s-1950s in either Cambridge or London.
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