A Superb Large Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Shabti Tomb Figure From Thebes, Egypt WITH ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION LABEL

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Seller: nordovicum (724) 100%, Location: DORSET, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283263562710 A FINE, LARGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA SHABTI TOMB FIGURE DISCOVERED IN THEBES, THE CAPITOL CITY OF ANCIENT EGYPT AND ONE OF THE MOST FAMED CITIES OF ANTIQUITY. 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 THEBES' 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 4 3/4 INCHES HIGH, (5 3/4 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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