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Lot 0004
**Originally Listed At $200**

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A tall faience ushabti (or shabti) of a creamy yellow hue. Standing in mummiform, the figure wears a tripartite wig and a pleated false beard, and with crossed arms holds the symbolic pick and hoe to work the fields of Osiris in the afterlife. The yellow coloration is likely caused from aging as the back spine, which displays a pale green hue, shows the original color of the figure. Custom wooden stand included. Size: 4.5" H (11.4 cm); 6.5" H (16.5 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Matrisciano collection, Thousand Oaks, California, USA

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#122512

Condition

Base of figure glued to wooden stand; figure reattached to bottom of feet when broken from base. Age-commensurate surface wear, losses to feet, face, arms, and back of head, with glaze loss and nice mineral deposits.

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  • 24.5%

Egyptian Late Period Glazed Faience Ushabti

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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