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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: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1341678
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Faience shabti inscribed with six lines of horizontal text starting just below the crossed arms.
The spell reads: ‘The Governor of Upper Egypt, Anhh-Hor, he speaks, oh, this shabti’ and is followed by version VII-A of the shabti spell.
The inscription shows an exceptional orthography and archaic vocabulary reminiscent of the renaissance of ancient Egyptian culture at the beginning of the 26th Dynasty.
Ankh-Hor was a high rank official under Psammetichus II and Apries and also Chief Steward of the Divine Adoratrice Nitocris I. Her father Psammetichus I had installed her in that crucial position at Thebes to achieve influence and power in Upper Egypt.
Faience
Egyptian, early 26th Dynasty, ca. 664-595 BC
H. 10.1 cm (4 in)
Intact. Finely carved hieroglyphs partially filled with glaze.
Swiss private collection Dr. Ulrich Müller, collected 1968-1978.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.