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SC/141
Title:
The Illuminated, The Osiris
Dimensions:
H: 18.0 CM, W: 4.8 CM, D: 3.3 CM
Material
Faience
Text: Speaking of the Words, the Illuminated, The Osiris, Nefer-Ib-Ra-Sa-Neith, born from Shepen-Bastet, true of voice (chapter six follows)
R-R
194.20
Provenance Saqqara (PM III, 2, 587)
Dynasty
26th (reign of Amasis)
Schneider code 5.3.1.
Preservation
Broket at midsection, else excellent
Comments

Further provenance: ex Danish auction 2009.

The shabtis of Neber-Ib-Ra-Sa-Neith are among the finest ever made. They can be distinguished into four types (according to a study by B. Peterson, published in Medelhavsmuseet bulletin 12, 1977). This example seems to be type c. They were light blue origanally as this example shows (and not green as often thought, also by Schlogl/Brodbeck, page 243). The excellent workmanship is eminent from the deeply incised hieroglyphs.

A total of 336 shabtis were burried with this owner. Further details from his tomb are that his father was named Mer-Ib.

 

 

 

 
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