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Faience Ushabti
Egyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
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quadrans  [Jun 22, 2017 at 12:43 AM]
Great piece..
ancientdave  [Jun 22, 2017 at 04:51 AM]
Very nice!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jun 22, 2017 at 05:10 AM]
A very neat piece Jay
Canaan  [Jun 22, 2017 at 05:44 AM]
Great addition!!
Nemonater  [Jun 22, 2017 at 11:40 AM]
Great photography, interesting piece!