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Item:264471249763* An ancient Egyptian wooden shabti figure with a panel of text on the the front column. New Kingdom, XIX Dynasty, 1292 - 1189 BCE. Ex. Flinders Petrie - a famous early twentieth century Egyptologist (1853 - 1942). Ex. Julian Bird (1959 - 2014). 15cm high. Supplied with paperwork showing provenance from Flinders Petrie from Helios Gallery Antiquities - original paperwork not scanned. William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) was an English archaeologistHe went to Egypt for the first time in 1880 to measure the Great Pyramid of Giza. In London, he got in touch with wealthy Amelia Edwards, who had co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund earlier. Petrie did his first real digs in Egypt for this organization in 1884. He continued to work intermittently in Egypt until 1904, when he founded its own support organization, the British School of Archeology in Egypt. He would continue digging in Egypt until 1926, with a time out in the First World War. He then encountered problems with the changed relations in Egypt, which at the time had gained greater independence from the British, and he decided to transfer his activities to the Palestine area under British mandate. There, he finished his long career, having finally settled in Jerusalem, where he died in 1942Condition:Condition as shown
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Ancient Egyptian Wooden Shabti - ex. Flinders Petrie/Julian Bird