London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
FOUR EGYPTIAN GLAZED COMPOSITION SHABTIS
1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Comprising an overseer shabti figure, Dynasty XXII, circa 9th Century B.C., 4in. (10.1 cm.) high; another, with painted detail and inscription, circa 9th-7th Century B.C.; another, inscribed on the front "Sa-wah-ib-re", and on the back, "the Osirid Army Commander-in-Chief, Psamtek-neb-phty", Dynasty XXV (747-656 B.C.); another, inscribed "Pa-di...", Dynasty XXX (380-343 B.C.), 4 3/8in. (11 cm.) high max.; an Egyptian turquoise glazed composition bowl with seeds(?), circa 3rd Century B.C., 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam.; and a turquoise 'faience' pendant necklace, mainly New Kingdom, the 'mummy' beads interspersed with 'Amarna' grape bunches, dancing Bes, a palmette, spacers and others, the pomegranate pendants probably later (6)
Items one-four and six formerly in the Maurice Nahman collection (1868-1948).
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