ostracon ancient art



Egyptian Turquoise Faience Shabti, Late Period, 380-30 BC

Egyptian turquoise shabti depicted mummiform with tripartite wig and false beard. The big edgy head with faint features.

The barely visible hands crossed over the chest with no implements or basket. Flat back.

Turquoise faience with unglazed areas on the sides and on the head.

Related to items, pl. 78, pp. 218-219 in: Hans D. Schneider. Shabtis. Leiden 1977.

The group is dated by Schneider to the (late) Late Period, 30th Dynasty to Ptolemaic.

Intact and fine. Unglazed areas in places.

H. 7 cm (2.8 in), H. with stand 8.1 cm (3.2 in)

Swiss private collection, before 1980.

360 USD

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