ostracon ancient art



Shabti of Ankh-Hor, Early 26th Dynasty, Circa 664-595 BC

Blue frit shabti with all-over inscription. Neatly carved with a noteworthy orthography and an archaic vocabulary.

Ankh-Hor was Governor of Upper Egypt under Psammetichus II and Apries (589-570 BC) and wore the title of Chief Steward of the Divine Adoratrice Nitocris I, daughter of the founder of the 26th Dynasty, Psammetichus I.

For fully inscribed shabtis of Ankh-Hor in the Leiden museum, cf. items ff, p. 195f in: H. Schneider. Shabtis. Leiden 1977.

Feet missing. Otherwise excellent quality and condition.

H. 10.2 cm (4 in)

Swiss private collection

5400 USD

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