This is an extremely rare female shabti of King Psusennes II.
Turquoise-green faience with black wig and inscription on the back.
The royal necropolis in Tanis was excavated in 1939 by Pierre Montet.
Six worker-shabtis and seven overseer are in the Egyptian Museum
Cairo (JE 86958-59, TR 7/5/44/2-3).
For references see:
Montet, Kêmi 9 (1942), p. 78 no 256, fig. 56, pl. XXVI.
Montet, Psousennès, p. 52 no 256, fig. 15
Aubert, Statuettes Égyptiennes, p. 152, fig. 77-78
Tanis, L‘or des pharaons, p. 136-137, fig. 19-20
Date: Egypt (Tanis), 3rd Intermediate Period, late 21st Dynasty, ca. 959-945 BC
Size: ca. 6,7 cm, c. 2.64 inches; without wooden base
Condition: glued under the knees, otherwise intact
Provenance: private collection (USA), formed before 1970
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.