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Ancient Egyptian Faience Shabti Figure for Tjanehebu - 570 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,300) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201594637658 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A beautiful, perfectly preserved and well provenanced ancient Egyptian blue-green faience shabti for Tjanehebu, Overseer of the Royal Ships, dating to the 26th Dynasty, the reign of Amasis II, 570 BC.Of typical mummified form, with tripartite wig, beard of Osiris, the arms shown crossed and holding hoe and pick, seed basket over left shoulder. Nine lines of hieroglyphic text name the owner as Tjanehebu, the 'Overseer of the Royal Ships.'The ancient Egyptians believed that the eternal soul of the deceased resided in a paradise known as the 'Field of Reeds'. With its calm waters and lush vegetation, this fertile environment was similar to their own earthly world at the banks of the river Nile. Unfortunately however, the dead were also expected to undertake agricultural labour on behalf of the gods; ploughing, sowing, and reaping the crops. For those who wished to avoid this physical strain, shabti (answerer) figures were placed in their burial chambers as alternative workers, imbued with a powerful magic so that they would rise and take the deceased’s place working in the fields. Height: 7 1/4 inchesCondition: Excellent, perfectly preserved. A brown wax applied to the base and inscribed with Museum of Man inventory number. Accompanied by a bespoke bronze stand.Provenance: Excavated at Saqqara, just south of the pyramid of Unas in 1900 by Barsanti and Maspero. One of 401 shabties discovered in 1900, this piece passed to the collection of G. and J. Dubois, who acquired it in Egypt between 1900 - 1907. Subsequently exhibited at the Museum of Man in 1968, number M214. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, www.ArtAncient.com. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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