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Lot 0061E
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A mold-formed faience worker ushabti, of a pale blue-green color, standing in mummiform atop an integral rectangular plinth. The figure's hands are crossed over its chest, each holding a sacred agricultural tool used to till the fields of the god of the underworld, Osiris. The serene visage is comprised of almond-shaped eyes, a miniscule nose, a plaited false beard, and slender cheeks, all framed within the front flaps of a ceremonial tripartite wig. A column of faded hieroglyphic text runs down the front of the legs, likely a prayer for the afterlife meant for the mummy with which it was interred. The artist who created this funerary figurine added copper to the glazed exterior to imbue it with its muted turquoise hue. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 1.5" W x 5.625" H (3.8 cm x 14.3 cm)

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA

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Age-commensurate surface wear and abrasions, fading to coloration and hieroglyphic text, small nicks to base, sides, head, and verso, with light discoloration, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Egyptian Late Period Faience Ushabti

Estimate $600 - $900May 10, 2018