Egyptian Blue-Glazed Faience Shabti - User-Hat
21st Dynasty, ca. 1069 - 945 B.C. Mummiform standing on a small pedestal with arms crossed over chest, hands holding agricultural implements for work in the afterlife; with raised back pillar and well-defined seed sack over left shoulderp; text down front names the owner: "The Osiris, Userhat, true of voice." (4-1/2"H (11cm). For related examples see Petrie Museum #UC39955, UC39956 and Brighton and Hove Art Gallery and Museum, UK #BTNRP: 281043.
PROVENANCE: Ex-private collection of George Ollinger, Pennsylvania USA, acquired in the late 1950s/60s, thereafter in a private Pennsylvania Collection, acquired from the Ollinger estate in the late 1990s.
Complete with break near the legs professionally rejoined, in very good condition overall; light surface encrustation and remains of votive oil discolours most of one side and the front. A charming face with more detail than usual for such examples.