Statuette of Sapair
This is a rare example of Egyptian glass statuettes. It represents a man sitting on a throne with a high back, his arms rest on his knees. He wears a long garment, short wig covering his ears and wide collar. On the back of the throne there is a vertical column of incised gilded hieroglyphs: "Sapair, true of voice". A complexity of technology made glass statuettes a luxury and, probably, they were manufactured only in royal workshops; at least most of them represent kings. Our piece may be stylistically dated to the late Eighteenth Dynasty.
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Sapair true of voice.
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