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Ancient Egyptian Faience Ushabti, 600 - 300 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1008910
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An ancient Egyptian detailed faience Ushabti with an engraved bag of seeds on the back shoulder, dated from, 600 - 300 AD

The Ushabti has lovely color and very defined features, holding agricultural tools and carrying a bag of seeds.

Ushabtis: Also known as shabtis or shawabties. Probably the most collected artifacts of ancient Egypt. These magical statues were found in tombs, and hold the role of being servants. They were designed to accompany the deceased into paradise, to comply with requests from the gods.

Faience: Material used by the ancient Egyptians, composed of a quartz or crystal base, covered with a vitreous, alkaline compound with calcium silicates to provide the diversity of colors and the glassy finish

Measurements: Height: 12 cm - Width: 3 cm - Height on stand: 14 cm

Condition: Lower part is repaired otherwise intact

Nicely mounted on a custom handmade plexi-glass stand of high quality

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