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Lot 0003M
Egyptian, 30th Dynasty, ca. 380 - 342 BCE. Large and very fine faience ushabti for "Nesbanebdjedet." Standing on an integral trapezoid base, and holding a hoe and a pick plus the cord of the seed bag hanging over his shoulder. He wears a tripartite wig and has a braided beard. The T-shaped inscription contains his titles and name:

The translation for this piece is:
- "The illuminated, the Osiris, the imy-khenty (a priestly title), the one who separates the two gods, the priest of Osiris in Anpet, the scribe of the divine ritual (?), the overseer of wab-priests of Sekhmet in Hatmehyt (a part of Mendes), the priest of Banebdjedet, Nesbanebdjedet, born to Shentyt, justified." Size: 6.75" H (17.1 cm)

Provenance: EX-Private Pasadena, CA collection, EX- LA County collection acquired before 1990

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Intact save a small chip to his false beard. Staining as shown and interestingly, the mold that made this was slightly askew as we have seen other examples of this shabti with the same twisted glyph band.

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30th Dynasty Ushabti for Nesbanebdjedet

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Mar 15, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
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