Faience Shabti of the Royal Chancellor Horudja

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 27th to 30th dynasty, 525-335 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 13 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1414
Provenance: From an old French private collection, acquired between 1960 and 1970.
Condition: A very minor chip on the beard, otherwise beautifully preserved.
Description: Beautifully preserved and very finely worked out shabti of the royal Chancellor Horudja, son of Iset-en-Mehyt. The yellowish-green faience figure in mummiform with its arms crossed in front of the chest. In the left hand holding the hoe, in the right one the hand plow, as well as the plaited cord for the seed basket at the back. The shabti stands on a base plate and leans on a back pillar. The details of the face are finely worked out, the ears protrude from under the three-part wig, the false beard is plaited. Below the crossed arms the T-formed hieroglyphic inscription starts. It reads the name, title and filiation. See for the type Pierre Bergé auction on 1 June 2012, lot 83. Mounted.