8 June 2004
TWO EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTIS
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C. and LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
One Third Intermediate Period, apple green in color, the details in black glaze including the tripartite wig, facial features, agricultural implements and seed bag, inscribed in hieroglyphs in a single column down the front for "the Osiris, the purification priest of the god Amun, [named Horsiesi;" the other Late Period, apple green in color, depicted mummiform on a rectangular integral plinth, wearing a striated false beard and tripartite wig, holding agricultural implements, inscribed in hieroglyphs down the front for "the Osiris, Djed-hor-wedja;" together with an Egyptian-style terracotta figure of Bes
One: 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high (3)
Ellen F. Ruddock Estate.
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