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Egyptian shabti of Pa-Khaas, 30th dynasty, 380-343 BC

Egyptian shabti of Pa-Khaas, 30th dynasty, 380-343 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1269046
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Pa-Khaas’ father was Ankh-Hapi, the name of his mother was Hathor-em-akhet. The T-shaped inscription is reading: ‘The illuminated one, the Osiris, the ‘Overseer of the Royal Ships’, Pa-Khaas, born to Hathor-em-akhet, justified.’
The figure carries a pick with the left, the right with a hoe and a rope for a small basket suspended behind the left shoulder. Dorsal pillar and trapezoidal base.
Pa-Khaas was a high rank official in the royal administration of Nektanebo II, Snedjemibre Setepeniniheret.
This shabti is published as figure number 196e in : Schlögl/Brodbeck. Ägyptische Totenfiguren aus öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen der Schweiz. Freiburg 1990. Schlögl/Brodbeck report eight different shabtis of Pa-Khaas in a Zurich private collection.
For an extensive discussion of Pa-Khaas cf. shabti no. 85 in: Glenn Janes. Shabtis, a Private View. Paris 2002.
Pale green faience
Late Period, 30th Dynasty, 380-343 BC
H. 17.1 cm (6.7 in)
Broken above the knees, surface worn in places.
Ex collection of Dr. Ulrich Müller, Switzerland, acquired between 1968 and 1978.

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