Blue faience shabti with six lines of horizontal text beginning below the crossed arms. Fine hieroglyphs with exceptional orthography and archaic vocabulary, version VII-A of the shabti spell.
Ankh-Hor was Governor of Upper Egypt under Psammetichus II and Apries (589-570 BC). He was also entitled as Chief Steward of the Divine Adoratrice Nitocris I (daughter of the founder of the 26th Dynasty Psammetichus I).
For the all-over inscribed variant of this shabti cf. Schneider (1977), Leiden collection items 18.104.22.168 ff, p. 195f.
Egypt, early 26th Dynasty, Psammetichus II/Apries, about 664-595 BC
H. 9.8 cm (3.85 in)
Intact. Museum quality and condition with fine modeling and details.
Swiss private collection, acquired 1968-1978
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