Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A mold-formed faience ushabti covered in blue-green glaze that is lustrous in some areas. The figure stands in mummiform with fused legs, holds a pick and hoe in hands crossed atop the chest, and displays a petite seed bag incised behind the left shoulder. The countenance features almond-shaped eyes with elongated outer canthi, a bulbous nose, cupped ears, and a plaited false beard, and the tripartite wig is draped just above the dorsal pillar. A T-shaped hieroglyphic inscription is presented atop the legs and, while untranslated, provides the names of Osiris and the deceased. Size: 1.125" W x 4.2" H (2.9 cm x 10.7 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Vero Beach, Florida, USA collection
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