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Egyptian Ptolemaic Period Shabti 4th Century BC.

Pegasus Gallery Antiquities


A bright blue faience mummiform ushabtis, wearing a tripartite wig and divine beard. The arms are held left above right on the chest. The left hand holds a pick, and the right hand a hoe modelled in relief. The blade of the pick, in particular, has a distinctive curve. The right hand also holds the cord for a basket that is carried behind the left shoulder. Each of the Ushabtis are supported by a dorsal pillar, and they stand upon a trapezoidal base. The figures have a lustrous brilliant blue glaze.

Egypt, Early Ptolemaic Period, C. 300 BC.

Size: 10.1cm Height.

Condition: Intact.

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.

Ref: See Similar: The Shabti Collections, 5, Glenn James. P 454-455. 

Similar to the example of Pet-Osiris, Liverpool Museum, Item number: 1973.4.77

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