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Ancient Egyptian Late Period Pottery Shabti - 664 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,402) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391637743305 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge An ancient Egyptian pottery shabti, dating to the New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period, circa 1292 - 656 BC. Depicted in typical form, standing, with arms crossed and held to the chest. D The shabti was a funerary figure, placed in the tombs of wealthy individuals that would fool the gods into thinking that the shabti was the deceased. This was important as all ancient Egyptians might be required to perform menial manual labour in the afterlife if summoned. It thus became common practice among the highly religious and superstitious elite to place these figures in their burial chambers, that could be substituted for themselves if need be. Height: 1 1/2 inches. Provenance: From the collection of the late julian bird (inventory number 1075). Julian bird was an avid collector of Egyptian antiquities. His collection was formed from the 1970s onwards, mainly from the uk market. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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