Large Egyptian Faience Shabti With Hieroglyphs For Nes-Ankh-ef-en-Maat
C. XXII Dynasty- 945-715 BC.
An interesting blue glazed shabti wearing a tripartite wig and holding a pair of hoes, with black painted facial features, seed-bag and hieroglyphs down the front of the body.
Hieroglyphs read: wsir Hm-nTr n Jmm ns-anX.f n mAat mAa-xrw-maat.
Meaning: ‘The Osiris, the priest of Amun, Nes Ankh-ef-en-maat, true-of -voice’
Repaired otherwise clear hieroglyphs and of a large size.
Jane’s ‘Shabtis’ no. 48a and 48b.
Jane’s ‘Shabtis’ Collections / 2′ No. 27.
Jane’s ‘Shabtis’ Collections / 5′ No. 131.
Provenance: Julian Bird, London, acquired Christies, lot 132, April 2001. C.N. 747.
Inger and Lars Rosens collection, Malmo, Sweeden formed before 1950.