Egyptian Faience Shabti for Khaemwaset, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, Reign of Ramesses II, 1279 - 1213 BC
Conservation: Good state of preservation, restoration on the neck.
Dimensions: 15, 5 cm
Provenance: Private collection A. Alonso, Salamanca. Formed between 1960 and 1980 / J. Bagot Archeological Gallery, Spain, 2015
Exhibited: Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
On the body there is a vertical register of hieroglyphic writing. This horizontal inscription translates: “May the Osiris, Son of King, (priest) Shem, Khaemwaset, righteous of voice, be enlightened”.
Khaemwaset was the fourth son of Pharaoh Ramses II and the second son of his second Great Royal Wife, Queen Isis-Nefert. He is the best known of Rameses’ sons, as his contributions to Egyptian society have been remembered for centuries. He was high priest of Ptah and, at the end of his life, governor of Memphis and crown prince.