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Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom Wooden Shabti - 1292 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,305) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391516684769 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A well carved, fine style ancient Egyptian wooden shabti, made for ...Khonsu, dating to the 19th Dynasty, circa 1292 - 1187 BC.The figure is depicted mummiform, wearing tripartite wig and broad collar, the hands emerging from bandages, the eyes, ears and lips all carefully depicted and with traces of black, red, yellow paint and white gesso. The first part of the owners name is indecipherable, but it is clear that it ended in 'Khonsu' - a name for the Theban moon God.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: 8 1/2 inchesWidth: 2 inches on baseCondition: Very good, mounted on a high quality bronze stand.Provenancxe:From the Collection of the late Julian Bird (inventory number 975). Julian Bird was an avid collector of Egyptian Antiquities. His collection was formed from the 1970s onwards, mainly from the UK market. Mr. Bird's notes record that this piece was purchased from a British gallery in 2009 and came from a British private collection, formed in the 1970s. 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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