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Egyptian Shabti of Pa-Khaas, 30th Dynasty, 380-343 BC

Green faience shabti with T-shaped inscription reading: The illuminated one, the Osiris, the ‘Overseer of the Royal Ships’, Pa-Khaas, born to Hathor-em-akhet, justified.

The figure carries a pick, a hoe and a rope for a small seed basket which is suspended behind the left shoulder.

Pa-Khaas was a high rank official in the royal administration of Nektanebo II, Snedjemibre-Setepeniniheret.

This shabti is published as figure number 196e in: Schlögl/Brodbeck. Ägyptische Totenfiguren aus öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen der Schweiz. Freiburg 1990.

Broken above the knees, surface pitted.

H. 17.1 cm (6.7 in)

Swiss private collection

1950 USD

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