Name owner: Osorkon II

Title owner: King

Dimensions (hxwxd): 15 x 4.5 x 2 cm

Translation hieroglyphs: Illegible

Preservation: Complete. Break to feet restored, glaze worn affecting the visibilty of the glyphs

R-R: –

Provenance: Sold by Tano in Cairo to Maurice Bouvier, Alexandria, who moved to Switzerland in 1959. Sold Art curtial 15 May 2019, lot 118 to US collector, who sold to the current owner in the Netherlands.

Comments: The object has been exhibited in Antiken Museum Basel in 1999. The tomb of Osorkon II was excavated by Pierre Montet in 1939. Remarkable for the worker shabtis are the well detailed facial features with short wig and the very stylished hands. Parallels are published in Aubert (1974) and in “Tanis, l’or des pharaons”.


Additional information


22nd dynasty



Ancient provenance

Tanis, Tomb 1


Osorkon II