13: An Egyptian Turquoise-Blue Shabti
This is a shabti with a lovely warm turquoise-blue colour. There is a single column of text on the front, remainder of the inscription is on the back pillar. The text gives is the name of the owner: Djedkhonsuiuefankh (Dd xnsw iw=f anx), as well as that of his mother, possibly reading Paestjau(emawy?) mut (pA=s TAw (m awy) Mwt). Late Period. Mounted on an old collection base.
Size: 9.8 cm tall without base, 13.3 cm including base.
PROVENANCE: Ex-private Belgian Collection J.B., bought at auction, Christie's South Kensington, London, sale 7952 of 8 April 1998, part of lot 300; previously private UK collection, bought in the 1930s-1940s.
Literature: For the name of the owner see Hermann Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen (3 volumes, Glückstadt - Hamburg, 1935-1976), Volume I, p. 412 no. 4; for Paestjauemawymut ibid. p. 128, no. 15.
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Intact with some minor discolouring and encrustation, as visible on the photographs; the only damage (a few minor chips) is not on the shabti, but on the modern base, on which the object was mounted long ago.