Three Egyptian glazed composition shabtis 3

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Lot 197
Three Egyptian glazed composition shabtis
3

Sold for £ 1,785 (US$ 2,236) inc. premium
Three Egyptian glazed composition shabtis
Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1070-735 B.C.
Comprising a green glazed composition overseer shabti, with details in black including the striped wig and curled whip, the apron with text for the overseer of the Treasury, Pa-her-Mer; a blue glazed shabti with frontal text in black for Djed-Ast; and a green glazed shabti for 'The lady of the Two Lands, Divine Adoratrice, Qed-Merut', depicted wearing a fillet and uraeus, 9.5cm-12cm high (3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Major James Findlay (1915-1990) collection, Aberdeen, acquired in the 1950s-1960s; and thence by descent.
    Sold to benefit Archway, a respite care and housing charity in Aberdeen, charity no. SCO14665.

    Pa-Her-Mer: This shabti originates from a large tomb at Abydos, Cemetery D, tomb 14B. For a worker shabti see G. Janes, The Shabti Collections: A selection from the Manchester Museum, Lymm, 2012, p. 216-17.

    Djed-Ast: For an example in Manchester Museum cf. G. Janes, ibid. p.299, no. 1830, from the Ramesseum in Western Thebes.

    Qed-Merut: For three examples excavated by Quibell at the Ramesseum in 1896 cf. G. Janes, ibid., p.280-281.
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