Egyptian Bronze Shabti of Iay
An ancient Egyptian bronze shabti. The mummiform figure wears a tripartite wig, his crossed hands hold agricultral implements. A column of hieroglyphic text on the front preserves the name of the owner, "the Osiris, Iay".
Third Intermediate Period.
Formerly in the collection of Theodore Thalassic (1932-2001) and Aristea Halkedis; Christie's, New York, June 4, 1999, Lot 247.