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Translated Egyptian Faience Overseer Shabti for Nes - Khonsu, Third Intermediate Period, 1070 - 664 BC.

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A light green glazed faience shabti section for an overseer called Nes - Khonsu. Style is the typical form of an overseer. Black paint still remaining around the tripartite wig and triangular apron, the left arm bent across the chest holding a whip. Overseers played a very important part in Pharaoh's kingdom; Overseers would supervise certain areas of the country such as the military and farm land.

Nes-Khonsu" on it which means "He Who belongs to Khonsu" (the Moon God).

Background: Overseers were a very important part of the structure of Egyptian works and political working. Shabtis were placed in the tombs amongst the belonging of the deceased and were intended to perform as servants, should they be commanded to do manual labor in the afterlife. Most varieties of shabtis carry a hoe on their shoulder and a basket on their backs. This tells us that they were intended to farm for the deceased. Each figure normally has hieroglyphs on the legs they carried inscriptions asserting their readiness to answer the gods' summons to wok.

Dimensions: Height: 10.1 cms.

Condition: Loss to the bottom of the feet, some surface damage around the face and arms. Some deposits remain.

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.


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We specialise in Egyptian antiquities from Egyptian burial amulets made from different materials; Bronzes portraying deities such as Osiris, Bastet and Nefertum; Cartonnage Sections from sarcophagi 


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