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LOT 0035

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GBP (£) 600 - 800
EUR (€) 680 - 900
USD ($) 740 - 990

Opening Bid
£540 (EUR 611; USD 665) (‡+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTI WITH HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT
7TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
7 3/4 in. (212 grams, 19.5 cm high).

A glazed composition shabti with square base and plain dorsal pillar, tripartite wig and false beard, arms folded across the chest holding agricultural tools and a seed bag to the left shoulder; nine horizontal bands of worn hieroglyphic text from Chapter Six of the Book of the Dead to the lower body.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired early 1990s.
Ex private American collection; thence by descent.
Private Swiss collection since 1998.

CONDITION