Shabti of Djehutimes, the high priest of the temple of Thot with TL Test; Egypt, 19th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom, 1550-1070 B.C.
The complete text reads : Sehedj Oesir, Werer 5, Djehutimes, noble, maa-cherou.
Meaning: The enlightened one, near Osiris, the greatest one of the five (priests) Djehutimes, the noble, true of voice.
Height: 16 cm
Attached QED Laboratoire thermoluminescence test.
The shabtis, an Egyptian term that means "those who respond", are small statuettes that, in Ancient Egypt, were deposited in tombs as part of the deceased's grave goods, and whose function was to replace him in the works that he had to carry out in the More There. Most of them were made of ceramics, wood or stone, although in the richest tombs they could be found carved in lapis lazuli. oldest conserved specimens come from the Middle Kingdom, although we already find references to them in texts from the end of the Old Kingdom. The shabtis are, after the sacred beetles, the most numerous and possibly the most characteristic pieces of Egyptian art that have survived to this day. Throughout time they always maintained the same function in the religious field but, while during the Middle Kingdom they were conceived as the representation of their owner before Osiris in the tasks of farming the kingdom of shadows, therefore replicas of the deceased, to from the New Empire they came to be seen as servants or slaves of it, coming to perform in large numbers.
Purchased by the current owner in 2017 in London UK from an art gallery (C.M.), previously, private collection owned before 80's .
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Shabti of Djehutimes, the high priest of the temple of Thot. With TL Test.
- Century/ Timeframe
- 19th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom, 1550-1070 B.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo