Blue Glazed Composition Shabti of Penamun

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd Intermediate Period, 21st dynasty, 1081-931 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 10.8 cm high
Price: 6 800 Euro
Ref: 1349
Provenance: French collection Charles Bouché (1928-2010), collection number 64, acquired prior to 1980. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Blue glazed faience shabti with black painting and inscription. The body depicted in mummiform with a tripartite wig and crossed arms in front of the chest, in each hand a hoe. Eyes, mouth, brows and collar are painted in black. On the back, below the finely drawn strands of hair is the seed basket. The hieroglyphs running vertically along the front of the legs mentioning the owner Penamun, the chief of the scribes in Amun’s temple. See for reference another shabti of Penamun in the British Museum with the inventory number EA8912. Mounted. At the bottom of the base an old collection label.