ostracon ancient art



Egyptian Faience Shabti, Late Period, 664-332 BC

Nice anepigraphic shabti, depicted mummiform with tripartite wig and false beard.

The small face shows nicely modeled features and rather large ears.

The hands are crossed over the chest and hold agricultural implements. The seedbag is slung over the left shoulder. The shabti has a back pillar and stands on an integral base.

The remnants of bone glue on the back point to an old mount. Bone glue was a material used until the 1950s.

Repaired break across the calves.

H. 10.8 cm (4.3 in)

Old US private collection prior to 1950, judging from the bone glue used. Thence Arte Primitivo, New York.

700 USD

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