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20th August 06
If this "shabti" he bought on eBay is genuine.
Two things I'd like to say.
From the general outline on can see I think one can be pretty sure the thing is not genuine.
Secondly, when sellers on eBay present such lousy pictures, you can safely assume that it's deliberate.
Have a look here after you have read below.
All one needs to do is what the seller could have done; save the pic to your pc and apply some lightening in any simple photo-editor.
Then one can see!!
An indeed it is now clear; not a genuine shabti.
Look at that shape, very common in fake shabtis; and look at the nonesense which is suposed to be hieroglyphs.
Here is the result of a quick look at eBay today.
There are very few genuine shabtis there.
These are some of the fakes.
There is a passing similarity in form and content don't you think? (Apart from the few really grotesque fantasies and the couple of slightly better fakes.)
I jave left the pic unaltered; if you cannot quite see because the pic is blurred or dark, that's because the seller would prefer that you do not see!
From Ramon Jnr
21st August 06
Not asking; simply alerting
Same mould ?
Yep. I rather expect that we will see more of them soon.
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