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Royal Napatan red quartzite Shabti for Taharqa

Stock Number: x9177
An important royal Shabti for the Nubian King Taharqa.
Price
Sales price $75000.00

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Description

An important royal Shabti for the Sudanese King Taharqa. Beautifully carved from red quartzite, with a Nubian tessellated wig with Uraeus on the front and elongated conical beard. The face with the broad nose and generous lips associated with Nubian figures from this period. The front surface of the figure is inscribed with lines of hieroglyphic texts. 
Ex N. Paschalis (1914 - 1948) Collection, Greece, thence by descent to the present owner.
Ex Christie's London, 25th October 2012, pg 53

 

Origin:

Napatan Period, Circa 690 to 664 B.C., Reign of Taharqa, Sudan

Dimensions:

Height: 29.5 cm / Width: 10.5 cm

Condition:

Minor surface wear, overall intact in excellent condition. Presented on a custom museum display stand