Egyptian, 30th Dynasty, ca. 380 - 342 BCE. Large and very fine faience ushabti for "Nesbanebdjedet." Standing on an integral trapezoid base, and holding a hoe and a pick plus the cord of the seed bag hanging over his shoulder. He wears a tripartite wig and has a braided beard. The T-shaped inscription contains his titles and name:
The translation for this piece is:
- "The illuminated, the Osiris, the imy-khenty (a priestly title), the one who separates the two gods, the priest of Osiris in Anpet, the scribe of the divine ritual (?), the overseer of wab-priests of Sekhmet in Hatmehyt (a part of Mendes), the priest of Banebdjedet, Nesbanebdjedet, born to Shentyt, justified." Size: 6.75" H (17.1 cm)
Provenance: EX-Private Pasadena, CA collection, EX- LA County collection acquired before 1990
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