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Translated Egyptian Shabti Figure for Chons - Chui, 30th Dynasty, 664 - 332 BC.

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A bright green glazed Egyptian shabti figure for Chons-Chui; Nice detail remaining around the pice with hieroglyphs on the reverse column. The hieroglyphs translate as:

sHD Wsjr xns-xwj sA n Dd-Hr ms (n) hr.t (-jb) 

Translates: The enlightened, the osiris, Chons-Chui, son of the djed-her, born of heret (-ib)

Background: 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 work.

Dimensions: Height: 8.7 cms.

Condition: Aesthetically pleasing, this shabti is in very good condition. As to be expected, there are some deposit signs. Overall, a very well preserve shabti figure.

Provenance:  Ex. Private Collection, France, acquired in 2014.


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