Ancient Egyptian Shabtis for Sale

The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings) funerary figurines were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as substitutes for the deceased, should he/she be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. They were used from the Middle Kingdom (around 1900 BC) until the end of the Ptolemaic Period nearly 2000 years later. Most ushabtis were of minor size, and many produced in multiples - they sometimes covered the floor around a sarcophagus. Exceptional ushabtis are of larger size, or produced as a one-of-a-kind master work.

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Egyptian 'Nes-Khonsu' Painted Shabti 027187

Egyptian 'Nes-Khonsu' Glazed Composition Shabti
Glazed composition, 100 grams, 12 cm. 21st Dynasty. Third intermediate period. 1069-945 BC. A pale blue glazed quartz composition shabti of a worker with black painted detail to the eyes, brow fillet, flails and seed-bag on the reverse; on the lower body a black painted hieroglyphic text to the 'chantress of Amun, Nes-Khonsu'. Very fine condition, repair to feet. Provenance: bought on the London art market in 1977.
£475.00

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Egyptian 'Nes-Khonsu' Painted Shabti 027187
Egyptian 'Hieroglyphic' Shabti Figurine 026502

Egyptian 'Hieroglyphic' Shabti Figurine
Composition, 42 grams, 104 mm. Late Period, 664-332 BC. A pale blue shabti with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar, hieroglyphic text to the lower body. Reference: Stewart, Harry, Egyptian Shabtis, 1995. Fine condition. Provenance: from a collection of Egyptian artefacts formed in the late 1970s and early 1980s; property of a London gentleman.
£185.00

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Egyptian 'Hieroglyphic' Shabti Figurine 026502
Egyptian 'Saite Period' Faience Shabti 023682

Egyptian 'Saite Period' Faience Shabti
Faience, 44.06 grams, 102.96 mm. Circa 664-525 BC, Saite Period. A blue glazed green powdered quartz composite shabti with facial detailing, elaborate headdress and arms folded across the chest holding implements. Reference: see Stewart, H. M. Egyptian Shabtis. Very fine condition. Provenance: UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.
£275.00

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Egyptian 'Saite Period' Faience Shabti 023682
Egyptian '26th Dynasty' Figurine 026251

Egyptian '26th Dynasty' Figurine
Composition, 70 grams, 120 mm. Circa 664BC-525 BC, Saite Period. A large well modelled pale green glazed powdered quartz composite mummiform shabti, with good facial features, carrying implements. Reference: Stewart, Harry, Egyptian Shabtis, 1995. Very fine condition, with excellent detail. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£375.00

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Egyptian '26th Dynasty' Figurine 026251
Egyptian '22nd-23rd Dynasty' Shabti Figurine 026250

Egyptian '22nd-23rd Dynasty' Shabti Figurine
Composition, 100 grams, 135 mm including stand. Circa 945-715 BC, 22nd-23rd Dynasty. A glazed powdered quartz composite figurine of typical form with ceremonial headdress and false beard, the arms crossed on the chest, the hands holding a hoe and adze with a seed bag over the left shoulder, remains of black detailing to the rear. Reference: Stewart, Harry, Egyptian Shabtis, 1995. Fine condition, with excellent colour. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£275.00

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Egyptian '22nd-23rd Dynasty' Shabti Figurine 026250
Egyptian Faience 'Saite Period' Shabti 023685

Egyptian Faience 'Saite Period' Shabti
Faience, 25.51 grams, 99.58 mm. Circa 664 BC-525 BC, Saite Period. A powdered quartz composite shabti in blue faience, of slender proportions. Reference: see Stewart, H. M. Egyptian Shabtis. Very fine condition. Provenance: UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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Egyptian Faience 'Saite Period' Shabti 023685


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