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SC/139
Title:
The Osiris
Dimensions:
H: 14.5 CM, W: 5 CM, D: 3.5 CM
Material
Faience
Text: The Osiris, Pa-Khered-(en)-Iset, True of Vioce
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Provenance
Tehneh, tombe number 2
Dynasty
22
Schneider code 4.3.1.
Preservation Good, glaze a bit worn
Comments

Further provenance: currently in a US collection.

Pa-Khered-(en)-Iset was the second prophet of Amun in the 22nd Dynasty.

The tomb of Ankh-ef-en-Thot was excavated by Gauthier in 1926. In the same tomb in an adjacent room the shabtis of Pa-Khered-(en)-Iset were found. There were 38 examples of the overseer type, 20 inscribed at the back with the title: "Second Prophet of Amun, King of the Gods". 18 others were inscribed on the front under the skirt. The total number of the worker type is unknown. The shabtis are of excellent quality for the period.
They are dispersed in many, probably private, collections as limited examples are recorded at museum. Cairo museum has 24 examples (JE-49973-96), Stockholm Museum has an example and there are two examples (worker and overseer type) in the Aubert collection (Aubert 1974, page 177 and plate 52 and 53). On the art market an example was sold by M. Zilverberg a couple of years ago.

 

   
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