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Shabti of Ankh-Hor, Early 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-595 BC

Shabti of Ankh-Hor, Early 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-595 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1134764
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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$ 5200

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 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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