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Egyptian Shabti of Mer-Neith-ites, 27th-30th Dynasty, circa 525-362 BC

Green faience shabti with three hand-carved lines of hieroglyphs reading: 'Words spoken by the Osiris Mer-Neith-ites, daughter of Sema-taui-irdisu, born to Ta-nedjed'.

A shabti of this person is discussed in: Schlögl,   Brodbeck. Ägyptische Totenfiguren aus öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen der Schweiz. Freiburg 1990.

Very fine with well shaped hieroglyphs and delicate modeling. Reattached at the shin level.

H. 12.5 cm (4.9 in)

Swiss private collection

2800 USD

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