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An Egyptian Faience Shabti for Iryen, 19th dynasty, ca. 1293- 1185 BC

Mummiform, faience with black glaze covering entire ushabti except the area on the front legs framing the hieroglyphic text, details in black, wearing a tripartite wig, holding agricultural implements in each hand, seed sack on back and a column of inscription in black on front reads: “Illuminate the Osiris, lady of the house, Iryen”.

For parallels, see:

G. Janes, The Shabti Collections 3, Rochdale Arts and Heritage Service (Cheshire, 2011), p. 1-5 no. 1 Inv. Nr. SED 9.2 User-Hat DYN 19 Rochdale Arts; p. 1-5 no. 1 Inv. Nr. SED 9.3 User-Hat DYN 19 Rochdale Arts.

Ushebtis Egypcios, https://sites.google.com/site/ushebtisegipcios/ ; Petrie Museum, Pic No. 4 120; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, Pic No. 106; Barcelona Museum, Pic No. 61 & 62.

Dimensions: Height: 5 3/4 in (14.6 cm)

Condition: Break across midsection repaired, minor chip to left proper side, otherwise intact.

Provenance:  Collection Dr Leopold Benguerel, Barcelona; acquired in London in 1960s.

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