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Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £160 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 7   |   Current bid: £160
EGYPTIAN GLAZED SHABTI OF HOR-(EM)-KHEBIT
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 21ST DYNASTY, 1069-943 B.C.

A blue-glazed composition shabti with detailing in a darker pigment to the wig, crook and flail; column of hieroglyphs reading:

Ꜣsỉr ḥr-(m)-Ꜣḫ-bỉ.t mꜢꜤ-ḫrw
'The Osiris, Hor-(em)-Khebit, justified';

accompanied by a custom-made display stand. 4 1/4 in. (5 in.) (100 grams, 10.7 (144 grams, 12.6 cm including stand)). [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From an old UK collection.
Acquired 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.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Janes, G., The Shabti Collections 6: A Selection from World Museum, Liverpool, Lymm, 2016, pp.320-321, no.153.

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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