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
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
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 188.8.131.52 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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