Ancient Egyptian Faience ushabti for prince Khaemwaset, Son of Ramses II. New Kingdom, 19th Dinasty (1279-1213 BC)
This character is a priest Sem of the temple of Ptah, as shown in its inscription: "May the Osiris Sem, Khaemwaset, be enlightened, just voice. Khaemwaset was the fourth son of Ramses II, a great pharaoh, so he was a prince. Mariette thought she found his tomb in the Serapeum at Saqqara because of an inscription that read: 'Khaemwaset son of Rameses and builder of the Serapeum', although he was probably an Apis bull assimilated to the prince. This is a beautiful and very important typological example of the ushebtis of the New Kingdom, in a beautiful shade of white.
Measurements: 15,8 cm
Conditions: Good condition.
Provenance: Private collection of Dr. L. Benguerel Godó, Barcelona, acquired in London in the 1960s/ J. Bagot Archeological Gallery, Spain, 2015
Exhibited: Feriarte, IFEMA (Madrid, 16-24 November 2019)