An Egyptian Faience Two Tone Ushabti for Ta-sheryt-net-tekri, Ptolemaic Period, ca. 332 - 30 BCE
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Although uninscribed, the overall iconography of this ushabti is a direct parallel to those found with a large inscribed example in the Krakow Nation Museum naming the owner as Ta-sheryt-net-tekri. Shown standing on a trapezoidal base, this bichrome glazed faience ushabti is shown mummiform with plain tripartite wig and striated divide beard that is deep blue in color. A distinctive fold can be found in the modeling of the wig above the forehead. The arms are crossed on the chest, the hands emerge from a shroud and hold a pick in the left, and a hoe in the right. There is a raised dorsel pillar at the back.
Dimensions: Height: 4.6 inches (11.7 cm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: Kytrias collection, 1918, Christie's, London, October 1985, lot 140 (remains of original Christie's sticker can still be seen on the back).