Monday, January 28, 2008

Ushabti to be sold at TEFAF

Art Daily

Magnificent works by the finest artists of every era from classical antiquity to the 21st century will go on show when TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is held in the Dutch city of Maastricht from 7th to 16th March 2008. . . .

Charles Ede Ltd of London will exhibit a rare ushabti, a figurine placed in the graves of ancient Egyptians, made for Prince Ramesses-Mentuherkhepeshef, son of King Ramesses IX, and dating from about 1100 BC.

There is also a statuette dating to the Middle Kingdom (reign of Senwosret III), inscribed for Inyotef (sold by Rupert Wace Ancient Art) .

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