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EU517

A Rare Worker Shabti for a Dwarf, 21st Dynasty, ca 1069-945 B.C.

shown mummiform with details in black pigment, the small squat stature of the figurine confirms it is the shabti for a dwarf, a short tripartite wig in black pigment, the crossed arms with clenched hands each holding agricultural tools for work in the afterlife, an untranslated vertical column of text on both the front and back.

Condition: Complete, rejoined in numerous places, with inconsistent firing causing heavy glaze in some areas and very little in others,  Despite these issues, a most interesting and rare shabti.

Dimensions: Height: 7cm (2 3/4in).

Provenance: Private Swiss collection acquired between 1968-1978.

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