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Ancient Egyptian Faience Ushabti

Period:
26th Dynasty, 664-525 BCE, Ptolemaic Period, c. 332-30 BCE
Dimensions:
4 1/2" (11.5cm)
Material:
Faience
Condition:
Excellent, a beautiful example
Region:
Egypt
Provenance:
From an old Florida collection, originally acquired in England in the mid-60's

Description

This example is of turquoise-green glazed faience. Ushabtis were the 400+/- small figures of servants plus supervisors who accompanied well-to-do Egyptians to ease the passage to the afterworld. They carried tools in each hand and a sack on their back. The ushabti is holding a pick and a hoe while wearing a tripartite wig and false beard.
Beautiful custom Lucite stand displays well.

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