An Egyptian turquoise glazed shabti (A2769)
Lot 10
An Egyptian turquoise glazed composition worker shabti of the Divine Adoratrice Henttawy
£3,500 - 4,500
US$ 5,600 - 7,200

Lot Details
An Egyptian turquoise glazed composition worker shabti of the Divine Adoratrice Henttawy
21st Dynasty, circa 1069-945 B.C.
The details in black including the seed bag and pair of hoes, the mummiform body encircled with six bands of hieroglyphs from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead, identifying the owner as the 'Divine Adoratrice Henttawy', 6in. (15.5cm.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Thebes, Deir el Bahri, Cache I

    Published:
    Christie's London, 29 October 2003, lot 178

    Literature:
    Cf. H.D. Schneider, Shabtis, Part II (Leiden 1977), p.119 no. 4.3.0.8 and J-F Aubert, Statuettes Égyptiennes, (Paris 1974) p.165, pl.31, nos 68-69 for similar shabtis. Henttawy, daughter of Pinudjem II and Isetemkhebi was a princess in the royal family of Thebes and priestess in the Temple of Amun in Karnak
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