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Large Egyptian Painted Terracotta Shabti, 19th Dynasty, Ramesside

Large terracotta shabti, wearing the trepartide wig, holding hoe and mattock, basket on the back, details painted in black and red. A column of hieroglyphs painted in black on the front reads:, Large terracotta shabti, wearing the trepartide wig, holding hoe and mattock, basket on the back, details painted in black and red. A column of hieroglyphs painted in black on the front reads: sHD Wsir wr-djw DHwtj-ms mAa-xrw meaning: “Illuminating of Osiris, the great one of five, Thutmose, justified.” The title wr-djw ‘great one of five’ designates the high priest of Thot at Hermopolis Magna. Several shabtis dating to the 19th dynasty are known which belong to one or more high priests of Thot, called Thutmose. The owner was probably buried at Tuna el-Gebel, the necropolis of Hermopupolis Magna . J.-F. Aubert/ L. Aubert, Statuettes égyptiennes, chaouabtis, ouchebtis, Paris 1974, pp. 122-123. W. M. F. Petrie, Shabtis, London 1935, pl. XXXV, no. 240. M. J. Raven, A transom-window from Tuna el-Gebel, in: OMRO 69, 1989, pp. 51-64. H. Schneider, Shabtis. An introduction to the history of ancient Egyptian funerary statuettes, Leiden 1977, I, p. 206. R. Weill, Quelques types de figurines funéraires des XIXe et XXe dynasties, in: Mon. Piot 25, 1921/2, pp. 419-438. Material : Terracotta Culture : Egypt, Ramesside Period, c. 1292-1085 B.C. Condition : Break to foot Display stand included Provenance: UK private collection, legally acquired in Belgium prior to 1983. Material :, Material : Terracotta Culture : Egypt, Ramesside Period, c. 1292-1085 B.C. Condition : Break to foot Display stand included Provenance: UK private collection, legally acquired in Belgium prior to 1983. Culture :, Condition :Read more

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