|E1||Faience shabti of Her-ib-Bastet||£700|
A green glazed faience shabti figure with finely moulded details and inscription. The text reads: "The Osiris, Her-ib-Bastet, born to Tas-nakht-Iset".
Shabtis for this owner are scarce and rarely appear on the market.
Egypt, 30th Dynasty, c. 380-343 BC
A few very minor chips on the foot and dorsal pillar
Size: 11.5 x 2.9 cms
Ex. private collection, Derbyshire, UK. Possibly from Tell Basta, from whence other shabtis were acquired in the late 19th Century.
For another (fragmentary) example and further references please see: Glenn Janes, The Shabti Collections volume 6, World Museum, Liverpool, item 236.