A Fine, Large Ancient Egyptian Faience Shabti Tomb Figure From Memphis, Egypt WITH ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION LABEL

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Seller: nordovicum (723) 100%, Location: DORSET, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283263533903 A VERY FINE QUALITY, LARGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SHABTI TOMB FIGURE DISCOVERED IN MEMPHIS, ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST IMPORTANT CITIES IN ANCIENT EGYPT. IT WAS COLLECTED DURING THE 19TH CENTURY AND BEEN MOUNTED ON TO AN EBONIZED, TURNED WOODEN BASE IN THE TYPICAL, POPULAR STYLE OF THE PERIOD, THE BASE AFFIXED WITH ITS ORIGINAL COLLECTION LABEL, IDENTIFYING AND RECORDING ITS PROVENANCE. THE BEAUTIFULLY HANDWRITTEN INK INSCRIPTION READS, 'OSIRIC FIGURE FROM MEMPHIS' FUNERARY FIGURES SUCH AS THIS WERE PLACED IN TOMBS, EACH FIGURE REPRESENTING A SERVANT WHO WOULD AID THE DECEASED IN THE AFTERLIFE, THE HIEROGLYPHIC INSCRIPTION CONTAINING A SPELL USED TO ACTIVATE THEM FROM THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.THIS SUPERB FIGURE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 5 3/8 INCHES HIGH, (6 3/8 INCHES IN HEIGHT INCLUDING THE BASE). PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE QUALITY PIECES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM MY LIFELONG COLLECTION.

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