Shabti for General Horemakhbit

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 30th dynasty, 4th century B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 13.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1464
Provenance: Belgian private collection J. H. Carre, acquired on 15 May 1985. With the original description of the same date. Thence in the US collection Olivier Carre, Pennsylvania.
Condition: Some weathering at the bottom, but intact.
Description: Beautifully preserved faience shabti of light turquoise glazed faience. The figure in mummiform with streaked, tripartite wig and braided chin beard. The figure holds with his crossed hands a hoe, as well as a hand plough and the cord of the seed bag at the back. Below the arms the framed, vertical inscription starts. It mentions as the owner general Horemakhbit (“Horus in the thicket of the swamps”), son of Hathor-em-akhet (“Hathor at the horizon”). With a transcription of the hieroglyphs and an old inventory card of 15 May 1985 mentioning as the discovery site the necropolis of Abusir el-Meleq.