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Ancient Egyptian Double Glazed Ushabti

Period:
Circa 26th Dynasty (664-332 BCE)
Dimensions:
4 1/2" (10.5 cm)
Material:
Faience
Condition:
Excellent
Region:
Egypt
Provenance:
From an old New Jersey collection acquired in the 1960's

Description

Ushabti figures or "servants of the dead" were a major part of Egyptian funeral rituals. They were placed in the tombs to perform the many tasks required to ease the passage of the deceased through to the world beyond. The ushabti carried tools in each hand and a sack on the back. This piece was molded from faience, a type of glazed ceramic. A rare type with beautiful turquoise glazing.

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