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Egyptian Shabti

 

AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTI FOR THE PRIEST DJEHUTY IRDIS

Late Period, 30th Dynasty, circa 380-343 B.C.

7 3/4 inches high

repaired at the knee, no additions

Depicted mummiform, wearing striated tripartite wig and false beard, his arms across his chest, holding a flail and hoe, a seed bag hanging over left shoulder, with hieroglyphic lines of text from Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead and personal text:

Great of the five priests

The one who knows what exists

Mother's name is Nebthutiyti

Provenance: R.H. Blanchard, Cairo

Acquired from the above in September, 1926 by Albert H. Griffith, Fisk, Wisconsin