Shabti figures in European private collections

The shabtis were part of an old French collection. They were purchased at Thion Encheres, Evreux, France on October the 7th, 2007 and became a part of Escobar private collection in Spain. In the last five years (2015-2020) the shabtis were sold into various European private collections.
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Mwt-pr-Imn

Title: -

Dimensions: 9.0 cm. (H); 3.9 cm. (W)

Material: blue faience.

Text:
• Osiris Mut-per-Amun
• Wsir Mwt-pr-Imn
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Provenance: Deir el-Medina (?) – although these shabtis are not mentioned in Bruyère’s Rapports des Fouilles, 12 statuettes were stored in Deir el-Medina magazines, and two other shabti figures were said to be at l’IFAO in Cairo. Valbelle points out that shabtis
of a certain Imn-pr-Mwt were found in the priestly cache, Bab el-Gasus. The shabtis of Mwt-pr-Imn bear remarkable similarity to some Bab el-Gasus shabtis.

Date: 21st dyn.

Preservation: Good – worn faience coat turned white.

Bibliography:
1. Valbelle, Dominique. Ouchebtis de Deir el-Medineh. Documents des Fouilles de l’IFAO, Le Caire, 1972, pp. 55-56 (no. 123) pl. XX
2. Araujo, Luis Manuel de. Estatuetas Funerarias Egipcias da XXI Dinastía.

Fundaçao Calouste Gulbelkian, Lisbon, 2003, pp. 407-408, 510.

Dd-Xnsw

Title: wab n Imn [wab priest of Amun]

Dimensions: 10.1 (H); 3.6 (W)

Material: white-washed pottery painted yellow.

Text:
• The Osiris, the wab priest of Amun, Djed-Khonsu
• Wsir wab n Imn Dd-xnsw
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Provenance: Deir el-Medina, tomb 336, and pit 1026. 16
intact shabtis + 39 fragments were stored in Deir el-Medina.

Date: 21st dyn.

Preservation: Good – some chips and losses to the painted
surface.

Bibliography:
1. Valbelle, Dominique. Ouchebtis de Deir el-Medineh. Documents des Fouilles de l’IFAO, Le Caire,
1972, p. 70 (no. 164) pl. XXVII
2. Araujo, Luis Manuel de. Estatuetas Funerarias Egipcias da XXI Dinastía. Fundaçao Calouste
Gulbelkian, Lisbon, 2003, pp. 424.

Ast-m-nxt (?) 1

Title: -

Dimensions: 9.5 cm. (H); 3.6 cm. (W)

Material: white-washed pottery.

Text:
• The Osiris Iset-em-nakht (?)
• Wsir Ast-m-nxt (?)
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Provenance: Deir el-Medina, in the
surroundings of pit 1319. 64 intact shabtis +
180 fragments were stored in Deir el-Medina.

Date: 21st dynasty.

Preservation: Poor – paint flakes off.

Bibliography:
1. Bruyère, B. Rapports des Fouilles. FIFAO XIV, (1933-1934), 1937, p. 156.
2. Valbelle, Dominique. Ouchebtis de Deir el-Medineh. Documents des Fouilles de l’IFAO, Le Caire, 1972, p. 71 (no. 167) pl. XXVII

Ast-m-nxt (?) 2
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All the images and the accompanying text were supplied by the current shabti owner