Interesting anthropomorphic figure with the distinctive attributes of Egyptian shabtis: The hoe and a pot incised on the chest, the basket on the back suspended from a cord that runs around the neck.
The shabti is rendered mummiform, but without headdress. The facial features show a pinched nose with pricked nostrils and a small slit for the mouth. The vestigial apron of the overseer projects at the level of the thighs.
For Egyptian terracotta shabtis, cf. Petrie archive no. 57675 and 57687.
H. 20.3 cm (8 in)
Egyptian, late New Kingdom, ca. 1200-1075 BC
Intact, excellent condition. Hard sinter in places. The clay mixed with straw.
Ex Nomis Antiquities, Kevork Simonian, Studio City (CA). Los Angeles private collection K.R.
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