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EU1305

An Egyptian Ushabti for the Overseer of the army Horkhebi, 26th Dynasty c. 664 -525 B.C.

A good green glazed faience ushabti, moulded in mummiform, wearing a tripartite wig and plaited divine beard.  The face is well defined with grin, the arms are crossed on the chest, hands protude from a shroud to hold a flail in each fist, the right hand also holding a twisted rope connected to an seed sack behind the left shoulder.  Vertical column of incised text at the front reads: " Illuminate the Osiris, overseer of the army Horkhebi, born of Hathor ", the back also incised at the top of the shallow dorsal pillar that reads:  " Hathor"

Shabti were figures placed in ancient Egyptian tombs in order to serve the deceased in the afterlife. They hold objects (in this case flails and a basket) that they will use to work, and are carved with inscriptions; usually a passage from the Book of the Dead.

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or breaks, comes with custom mount.

Dimensions: height:  5 inches ( 12.7 centimeters)

Provenance: Private NJ collection, acquired in the early 1980's

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