Shabti for Tiy from Egyptian New Kingdom

Shabti for Tiy from Egyptian New Kingdom

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1459493

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A mummiform shabti in pale blue faience. The details in black, wearing a tripartite wig, holding agriculture implements in each hand, seed sack on the back and a column of hieroglyphic inscriptions on front naming "Tiy" as the owner, mistress of the house. This shabti is very similar in composition and style to votive shabtis for Isetnofret II.

New Kingdom: 19th Dynasty: Circa 1293-1185 BC

Condition: Very Fine: Complete and intact.
Height without stand 14.5 cms (5.7 ins)
Supplied with stand

Provenance: Private Dr AK collection Germany purchased 2017
Previously: with Sands of Time Ancient Art, Washington DC.
Previously: Private collection of Dr. Leopold Benguerell, Barcelona, acquired in London in the 1960's
Accompanied by the Sands of Time Ancient Art Certificate of Authenticity with details stating that Tiy is inscribed as daughter of the king (although we now know that this is not the case), also stating 'Testing: TL (QED Labs) 1.1.Gy ancient; XRF (MCCM) no high lead, both tests consistent with ancient faience.' NB: No QED test document accompanies the item.