Large Egyptian Painted Terracotta Shabti, 19th Dynasty, Ramesside Period, c. 1292-1085 B.C.
Large terracotta shabti, wearing the trepartide wig, holding hoe and mattock, basket on the back, details painted in black and red. A column of hieroglyphs painted in black on the front reads:
sHD Wsir wr-djw DHwtj-ms mAa-xrw meaning:
ñIlluminating of Osiris, the great one of five, Thutmose, justified.î
The title wr-djw ïgreat one of fiveÍ designates the high priest of Thot at Hermopolis Magna. Several shabtis dating to the 19th dynasty are known which belong to one or more high priests of Thot, called Thutmose. The owner was probably buried at Tuna el-Gebel, the necropolis of Hermopupolis Magna .
J.-F. Aubert/ L. Aubert, Statuettes _gyptiennes, chaouabtis, ouchebtis, Paris 1974, pp. 122-123.
W. M. F. Petrie, Shabtis, London 1935, pl. XXXV, no. 240.
M. J. Raven, A transom-window from Tuna el-Gebel, in: OMRO 69, 1989, pp. 51-64.
H. Schneider, Shabtis. An introduction to the history of ancient Egyptian funerary statuettes, Leiden 1977, I, p. 206.
R. Weill, Quelques types de figurines fun_raires des XIXe et XXe dynasties, in: Mon. Piot 25, 1921/2, pp. 419-438.
Size:18.2 cm H - 7 3/16 inches
Culture:Egypt, Ramesside Period, c. 1292-1085 B.C.
Provenance: UK private collection, legally acquired in Belgium prior to 1983.
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