Egyptian funerary amulet statuette Egypt terracotta god priest

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F50 147

Saling price :
800,00 €

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Egyptian funerary statuette, in enameled terracotta (turquoise blue color), in the shape of a character, perhaps a priest or standing god Ptha, from private collection.

This statuette is in good general condition.

Comes from an entire collection of Egyptian and pre-Columbian objects collected by a passionate collector in the 20th century (we are offering many other objects from this set for sale).

Please note: some small chips and gaps, enamelling defects, wear and tear, look carefully at the photos.

*Funeral servants

(shaouabtis, oushebtis in Egyptian, "corveables", "respondents", "funeral figurines"...) are small statuettes representing a character, standing, generally swaddled in strips (momiform), sometimes dressed, whose crossed arms grasp various instruments or attributes. A text, inscribed on the servant, gives the name and titles of its owner, supplemented by chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead which specifies the function of the figurine: to carry out the work in the other world, in the place of the dead. compulsory agricultural. The first examples appear in the Middle Kingdom (around 1991-1786 BC, 12th dynasty). In the New Kingdom (18th dynasty, around 1555-1305 BC, it is still mummiform, holds instruments and amulets. All materials were used: wood, "Egyptian earthenware" in varying shades depending on the period, the terracotta and even bronze.

Data sheet

  • Height 13,5 cm
  • Width 4 cm
  • Depth 4 cm