28: An Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience 27th Dynasty
Egypt, Late Period, 26th - 27th Dynasty. Uninscribed figure wears a full length tripartite wig that reaches over the shoulders, to the length of a long Osirian ceremonial beard. Arms folded and crossed over chest, only the hands and face are exposed (from underneath the funerary wrappings). With arms crossed, we see, agricultural implements are held with each hand. The handle of a pick is held with the left hand, and the pick rests upon the right shoulder. Likewise, the handle of a hoe is held with the right hand, and hoe rests upon the left shoulder. The suggestion of a seed sack, carried on the back, lies over the left shoulder. This tall, proud, and dignified figure stands assuredly on a high pedestal base. There is a supporting back pillar behind. Stands just under 5"H. Custom stand.
Provenance: Ex-Private European Collection.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Completely intact, without damages or repairs. Only light traces of, easily removable, burial debris can be seen on the surface.