AN EGYPTIAN PALE BLUE- GREEN GLAZED FAIENCE MUMMIFORM SHABTI OF THE PRIEST NESBANEBDJED
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The T-shaped hieroglyphic inscription was popular from Dynasty XXVII to XXX. It is comprised of his name, that of his mother, and his titles:

 

Horizontal text: The Illuminated One, The Imy-Khent priest, The One who separates the two gods, Prophet of Osiris in Anpet (Thimis),

 

Vertical text:

Overseer of Wab priests of Sakhmet in Hat-Mehyt (Mendes), The Prophet of Banebdjed, Nesbanebdjed (He of the ram, Lord of Mendes), Born of Shentyt

 

From Mendes, Dynasty XXX, ca. 380–342 BC.

 

Height: 17.5 cm.     (6 15/16 in.)

Width: 4.8 cm.     (1 15/16 in.)

 

Collected in Egypt by Georges le Breton, 1903. With Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1992, inventory #SLZ02. Ex: New York private collection of Dr. W.S., acquired from the above, 24 October 1992, invoice 6018.

 

#5833

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.11

 

Comparandum:

Aubert, Jacques  & Liliane Aubert; Statuettes Egyptiennes. Chaouabtis, Ouchebtis (Paris, 1973) p. 255 pl 155–156.