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Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom Ramesside Wooden Shabti - 1295 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,497) 99.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291952476345 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge A well provenanced and striking ancient Egyptian wooden shabti, dating to the New Kingdom, Ramesside Period, 19th - 20th Dynasty, circa 1295 - 1070 BC. The figure is depicted mummiform, with long slender body, tripartite wig and folded arms. A faintly visible inscription, apparently reading: (shd)-wsir Bak-n-hns(w) "Illuminating the Osiris, Bak-en-Kohns (servant of Khonsu)" The ancient Egyptians believed that the eternal soul of the deceased resided in a paradise known as the 'Field of Reeds'. With its calm waters and lush vegetation, this fertile environment was similar to their own earthly world at the banks of the River Nile. Unfortunately however, the dead were also expected to undertake agricultural labour on behalf of the gods; ploughing, sowing, and reaping the crops. For those who wished to avoid this physical strain, shabti (answerer) figures were placed in their burial chambers as alternative workers, imbued with a powerful magic so that they would rise and take the deceased's place working in the fields. Height: 7 inches or 9 inches as mounted. Condition: Very good, intact and with no restorations. Mounted on a high quality bronze and ebonised wood stand. Provenance: From the Collection of the late Julian Bird (inventory number 2041). Julian Bird was an avid collector of Egyptian Antiquities. His collection was formed from the 1970s onwards, mainly from the UK market. Mr. Bird's notes record that this piece was purchased from Bonhams, London, 22nd October 2013, lot 15. From the estate of Kenric Hewitt Foster Collection (d. 2002), acquired by the Liverpool architect John Foster (1787-1846). Thence by descent. John Foster assisted Charles Robert Cockerell in his studies of ancient Greek architecture, and while in Greece he discovered the sculptures of the pediment of the temple of Athena at Aegina. Amongst his most famous projects is the Custom House in Liverpool that was destroyed during World War II. 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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