An Egyptian Azure Faience Shabti for Pa-Nefer-Sedjem, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070 – 945 BCE
EU2122Regular price $5,500 USD
Of exceptional, intense blue glazed faience, shown mummiform, the features in applied black. Handsomely proportioned, the well-modeled face with large accented eyes and eyebrows. Shown mummiform, he wears a tripartite wig and a seshed headband, the arms folded across chest, and hands holding agricultural implements for work in the afterlife. On the flat back is a basket filled with seed grain. A vertical inscription runs down the front of the body that extending across the feet reads: "Illuminate the Osiris, Chief Treasurer, Pa-Nefer-Sedjem, justified”Condition: Intact and excellent condition overall, a superb example.
Dimensions: Height: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)
Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired from the trade in 2014, previously published Alexander the Great, Hendershott Museum Catalog, June 2005.