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I said on the previous page 'watch out for these faces'
And so soon a few more appear.
This auction company, for a while was very succesful, eventually went bust!
Are we surprised?
And....... of course, sooner or later...more of them.
Although these fakes are from the same manufacturer they are larger than the others shown here.
These appear to be between 120mm and 125mm whereas the more common smaller ones are approx 103mm there are also some between 113mm and 116mm.
Worth documenting these from the auction house at the top of the page, even though they are not made to deceive: they are simply tourist souvenirs.
It is astonishing that a large auction house which stresses the point that it has many experts to authenticate their offerings can make such mistakes.
I do not believe that there is any intention to deceive here. This auction house has simply not utilised appropriate expertise.
UPDATE - auction December 1st.
Another dozen from the same auction house.
A really glossy very obviously brand new looking one.
Here is one offered honestly as a reproduction
Whew! Sold for £1,118
Several eBay sellers of 'antiquities' doing this...
And the rather large "reproduction" below sold for a lot of money.
You will find them all over the place.
A collector I know contacted them to tell them but they were unable to take the information seriously enough.
Here is one bought on eBay for very little money
Was sold as a reproduction
This type is made in two variants with and without striations in the wig .
Also made is various different surface types.
Has been sold as genuine in the past.
These large fake shabtis are sometimes sold along with a particular series of the
fake Padi Aset shabtis , ( the three medium sized ones on the right)
and the one on the extreme right as well, as they come from the same factory.
When these are broken one can see the inside which confirms that they are not manfactured in the manner in which ancient faience shabtis were manufactured - particularly in repect of the firing temperature.
They keep coming.....
eBay seller ended the listing immediately on being informed that it is not ancient.
More fake ushabtis>>>>here
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