An outstanding example of an Egyptian Saite Period (664 - 525 BC) shabti standing on plain rectangular plinth with support pillar at back. Plain headdress, unarticulated. Deep-set, wide eyes, large protruding nose with nostrils, full pursed lips, large elongated ears. Narrow beard with angled hatching to distinguish plaiting. Arms crossed over chest, with right hand holding bag over left shoulder, continuing as pattern of dots partway down back. Left hand holding hoe or pick against right shoulder. Incised hieroglyphs in horizontal band across waist and vertical band from hips to feet. Feet undifferentiated.
Egypt, Saite Period, C.664 -525 BC.
Size: 11.7 cms.
Condition. Perfect. Immaculate.
Napoleon’s Legacy: The European Exploration of Egypt, exh. cat. (Ann Arbor, MI: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 1984) 33, no. X.1
Provenance: Private Collection, Denmark, Hans Moller Hansen. Hansen acquired many stunning Egyptian antiquities during his visit to Egypt in the late 1920's. After his parting in 1958, many of the items in his collection was passed down to his daughter and then to her son. Many of the items in this collection have been treasured by the family for over 90 years. It is with great honour Pegasus Gallery Antiquities offers these for sale to the market.