[Ancientartifacts] bb-antikenundasiatika sells genuine items

Hi Albert,
bb-antikenundasiatika, as far I can remember, they always sold nice genuine items. Some of their shabti's were under discussion because nobody knew them. Also the strange greenish/yellowish colour was new.
Shabti's we saw were f.e. Pashedmeref, Padiwchonsoe, Nesychonsoe and now AnchenefAmun. Imo they are all genuine. The strange colour is due to a substance that enhances the shining of the faience and glyph's. I examined some of these shabti's and I found that the substance resolves easily in water and the shabti returns to it's original state.
Some people are convinced that these shabti's must be fake and I think the bb-antiken invested some money to test a few examples from their series (250 euro for each test). As you proably saw the Nesychonsoes and the AnchenfAmun are TL-tested and found genuine.
I asked the owner of the testlab yesterday on the Baaf in Belgium about the testing of shabtis. He said it is impossible to test shabti's with a fully white core. These are fully made of quartz. But shabti's with a grey or brown core mostly give a good result (+/- 200 years more or less). If the labmachine gives a result you can see if it is a few hundred years old or some thousands. So if he tests a shabti, he takes a dremel machine and drills a hole of approx 1 mm, the grit that comes out of this hole is tested.
So as for the shabti on eBay now, bb-antiken already made 250 euro costs for the report. So if you can buy the shab cheap you have a very nice genuine item for a bargain with a TL-test that proofs it's age.
Carpe diem,
----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
Ontvangen: vrijdag 6 juni 2008 1:09
Onderwerp: [Ancientartifacts] Question about an Ebay Shabti

A dealer on the recommended list has posted an item which has caught my
interest and before I bid on it, I'm just wondering what other more
knowledgable collectors think of it.
ViewItem&rd=1&item=150254896142&ssPageName=STRK:MEBI:IT&ih=005 or
http://tinyurl.com/4cnygc . It says it comes with a copy of a TL-
analysis performed on a shabti of the same group, but I remember
reading that there was some debate as to if a TL-analysis could really
date faience. All your opinions like always are always appreciated.

Once again, Thank you,


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