Egyptian Ptolemaic Period Mummified Stoneware Shabti Figure

Egyptian Ptolemaic Period Mummified Stoneware Shabti Figure

Code: OR23030

Dimensions:

W: 6cm (2.4")H: 19cm (7.5")D: 3.5cm (1.4")

RESERVED

A rare and unusual large sized Egyptian mummified Shabti figure dating from the Ptolemaic Dynasty 305-30BC or possibly earlier. The stone figure is carved in a lying position with worn carved detail to the face and wears a tripartite wig. The figure has been mummified and is wrapped in a hessian woven cloth which is deteriorating due to age. It is possible to make out the outline of the body through the hessian and is lying out-stretched and is resting its hands on its chest. There are some green tones coming through to the back of the figure. While strands of the hessian are loose the lower body is thickly and firmly wrapped with probably burial residue.

Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market.

In good original condition with wear and loss due to age.


Origin : Egypt
Manufacture Date : 305-30BC
Materials : , Stoneware