A mummiform wood and polychrome ushabti, its face rendered in nice detail, eyes in black and white, nose and mouth in relief, wearing a tripartite wig with ears exposed, broad collar necklace, wrist bracelets, arms crossed over chest carrying agricultural implements, seed sack centered on back shoulders, with six bands of horizontal hieroglyphic text from Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead naming the deceased as Ra-emi.
For further reference, see: H. Schneider, Shabtis (Leiden, 1977), p. 45 no. 220.127.116.11
For parallels, see: Christies NYC, 11 Dec 2003, Lot 45
Dimensions: Height: 6 inches (15.4 cm)
Condition: Feet chipped and partially missing and loses to the polychrome, but otherwise intact.
Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired from Salacan Studio, Pahrump, NV in 2010. Ex. private collection of Robert Taylor, Juergens Two, New York, NY, acquired in 1967, with Taylor's original purchase invoice.