Faience Shabti of General Pakhaas

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 30th dynasty, 380-343 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 20 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1442
Provenance: Found in the 1840s. English private collection early 20th century based on the old wood mounting. Thence Swiss private collection. Auctioned in Switzerland on 10 December 2015. Thence in a Genevese collection.
Condition: Nose and false beard slightly worn, otherwise intact.
Description: Large faience shabti of General Pakhaas, son of Ta-shedidi with a magnificently preserved inscription. The figure in mummiform with crossed arms in front of the chest, the hands protruding from the mummy-coverage. The figure holds in the left hand the hoe, in the right one the plow and the braided cord for the seed-bag on the back. The shabti stands on a plinth and leans on the back pillar. The details of the face are finely drawn, the ears protruding from the striated tripartite wig. Under the chin a long false beard. Right below the hands the very fine inscription starts. It reads the name, title and origin of the owner followed by the Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead. The tomb of General Pakhaas was found in the 1840s. Statuettes are today in the British Museum (Registration number 1842,0728.87), in the Liverpool Museum (Accession number M13872), as well as in private collections. On an old wood base from the early 20th century.