Egypt Late period faience shabti for the priest Hor-Khonsu

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Seller: nb-numismatics (2,981) 100%, Location: Zedelgem, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 124027190630 Egypt Late period to early Ptolemaic period(664-332BC) Green faience shabti for the priest Hor-Khonsu Size is 11,3 cm and completely intact. The faience shabti has a T-shape inscription and fine modelled details of the face, the plaited beard, striated tripartite wig, hands and hoes. The figure has a pedestal and a back pillar. These features indicate that the shabti dates to the 4th or the 3th cent BC (30th dynasty/Ptolemaic period) The inscription reads as follows: (1)sHD Wsir sms (2)Hr-xnsw ms(n) MAat-wr(t) (1)Illuminating of Osiris, the Sem priest/Eldest (2)Hor-Khonsu, born of Maat-wer(et) Hor-Khonsu is a typical name for the Late period of Ancient Egypt (see Ranke, Personennamen, p.250 Nr.12) The inscription mentions the title of a Sem priest or Eldest.In both cases, Hor-Khonsu held a high priestly office. From a German collection, prior to 1980. (US1158) Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: faience

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