A finely modelled ancient Egyptian, turquoise-glazed, faience shabti, with hieroglyphs to the front. The shabti is shown wearing a tripartite wig and a plaited false beard. As is customary, both hands are crossed at the front, whilst they clasp the familiar worker tools; a pick and hoe. A reed basket hangs behind. The body has been inscribed with hieroglyphs running down vertically across his body, naming the deceased. The moulded details remain very well preserved, with very clear facial features and hieroglyphs. The owner of the shabti is named as Pa-di-Aset. The formula for the shabti is short, typical of Late Period examples and references only the call to Osiris at the start, the deceased’s name and the name of a parent.
Fine condition, a major crack on the beard, but the rest is preserved in good condition
Date: Circa 640-343 BC
Period: Late Period