Beautiful New Kingdom Shabti for Iweferbaku - 1550 BC

A beautiful ancient Egyptian shabti - the only surviving example known for Iweferbaku, dating to the 18th Dynasty, 1550-1295 BC. Carved in wood, with finely modelled facial features.

The Osiris is shown mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, his hands crossed. The wig with remnants of blue gesso, the face with remnants of gold gesso. A single frontal column of hieroglyphs, beautifully inlaid with Egyptian blue, reads:

"The Osiris, Keeper of the Chamber of Amun, Iweferbaku"

 

The tomb of Iweferbaku was probably located in Luxor and was emptied some time before the 1830s. Only 2 other objects bearing his name, and originating from his tomb, are known. These two objects are recorded as originating from the collection of Charles Joseph Bogaert, Bruge (1791-1875) in Catalogue d’une collection d’antiquités égyptiennes, à vendre chez Chs. Bogaert à Bruge (8th and 9th items). They subsequently passed to the Liverpool Museum (M13923 and M13502 respectively) and were both destroyed in World War 2, preserved only in the line drawings shown. The present shabti is apparently the only example known for this owner.

Beautiful New Kingdom Shabti for Iweferbaku - 1550 BC. A beautiful ancient Egyptian shabti - the only surviving example known for Iweferbaku, dating to the 18th Dynasty, 1550-1295 BC. Carved in wood, with finely modelled facial features. The Osiris is shown mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig, his hands crossed. The wig with remnants of blue gesso, the face with remnants of gold gesso. A single frontal column of hieroglyphs, beautifully inlaid with Egyptian blue, reads: "The Osiris, Keeper of the Chamber of Amun, Iweferbaku"   The tomb of Iweferbaku was probably located in Luxor and was emptied some time before the 1830s. Only 2 other objects bearing his name, and originating from his tomb, are known. These two objects are recorded as originating from the collection of Charles Joseph Bogaert, Bruge (1791-1875) in Catalogue d’une collection d’antiquités égyptiennes, à vendre chez Chs. Bogaert à Bruge (8th and 9th items). They subsequently passed to the Liverpool Museum (M13923 and M13502 respectively) and were both destroyed in World War 2, preserved only in the line drawings shown. The present shabti is apparently the only example known for this owner.

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