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Splendid Small Egyptian Faience Ushabti!

Splendid Small Egyptian Faience Ushabti!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 556311

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Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this interesting small, intact ushabti for your consideration. This ushabti remains fully intact and displays the famous Ushabti style with partial back pillar and mummiform design. The facial features are still clear and display the royal Nemes headcloth and the hands crossed over the chest to hold the agriculatural crook and flail (to aid the deceased in their journey through the afterlife). This piece also features a wonderful Osiride beard, which was worn in honor of the god Osiris. This is a mold-made ushabti and was originally part of hundreds placed in the tomb. Their job was to come to life and do the agricultural work of the deceased (ideally one for each day of the year). The piece displays the faience color nicely and also the quartz-alkaline base. An interesting study piece and display that measures 2.5" in height. Egypt, Late Period (664 - 50 B.C.).