Egyptian Faience Shabti of Psamtek With Hieoglyphs
C. 525-343 BC – 30th Dynasty, Late Period
A interesting example of an olive green faience shabti of Psamtek, with a long beard and wearing a tripartite wig. He holds a pick and a hoe with a seed bag over left shoulder. He stands on an integral plinth and has a raised dorsal pillar on the back which bears two vertical columns of inscription which translates to:
The illuminated one, the Osiris, the Controller of the Estate(s), Psamtek, true of voice, born (to the Lady of the) House, ? -ankhes
Only two other shabtis for Psamtek are known: one is in Paray-le-Monial, France and the other is in the Manchester Museum.
Provenance: From a Worcester deceased estate.
Slightly chipped otherwise a nice example with good clear hieroglyphs.