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LOT 0010

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 350 - 470
USD ($) 360 - 490

Bid History: 8   |   Current bid: £230 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 8   |   Current bid: £230
EGYPTIAN GLAZED SHABTI COLLECTION
21ST-29TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 950-400 B.C.

A mixed group of five shabtis of various sizes and periods, including a beige-coloured example with remains of black painted detailing, together with glazed examples; a blue-glazed example bearing rows of hieroglyphs, after the antique. 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 in. (57 grams total, 46-70 mm). [6, No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From an old UK collection.
Acquired 1960s-1990s.
Two ex Christie's, South Kensington, London, 4 November 1992, lot 149 (part).
From the private collection of Alf Baxendale (1941-2016), keen Egyptologist, member of the Egyptology Society, trustee of the Amarna Trust; thence by descent.
Accompanied by a copy of the Christie's invoice and the catalogue listing.
Accompanied by an identification display card.
Accompanied by a copy of his obituary published in Horizon, The Amarna Project and Amarna Trust newsletter, Issue 18, 2017, p.21, by Barry John Kemp, CBE, FBA, Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge and directing excavations at Amarna in Egypt.

FOOTNOTES:
Alf Baxendale (1941-2016), was a keen amateur Egyptologist, active from the 1960s. He was a good friend of Egyptologist Barry John Kemp who directs excavations at Amarna in Egypt. Alf helped raise funds for equipment and materials for the excavations since the 1980s, and also secured a major sponsorship from one of Britain’s leading brewers, Scottish and Newcastle. He was a member of the Egyptology Society, and became a founder trustee of the Amarna Trust in 2005. Alf bequeathed a major part of his extensive library to the Amarna Project’s offices in Cairo.

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