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Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom White Faience Shabti / Ushabti Of Mes-Hor - 1292 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,497) 99.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291945568101 A rare ancient Egyptian New Kingdom faience shabti for Mes-hor, dating to the 19th / 20th Dynasty, 1292 to 1064 BC. Modelled in bright white faience, the figure is shown mummiform, wearing the tripartite wig and holding dual agricultural implements. Shabtis modelled in white faience are far rarer than those composed of green or blue and were only produced during a relatively short period of the New Kingdom, the 19th - 20th Dynasties, also known as the Ramesside Period. The single vertical column of hieroglyphs identify the owner of this figure as Mes-Hor and read as follows: The illuminated one, The Osiris, Mes-hor. 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 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: 3 inches. Condition: Very good, unrestored. Provenance: Formerly part of a collection in northern Holland, acquired between 1950 – 1990 and subesquently with Dick Meijer. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. 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. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. 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. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Shabti, Period: New Kingdom, Material: Faience

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