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SKU: EU2210

An Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Ushabti for Nes-Ptah
Late Period, 30th Dynasty, ca. 380-332 BCE

Sale price12,000 USD

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Shown mummiform, this fine quality ushabti is made from high-quality faience with a light blue glaze as is befitting for an important nobleman. The facial details are in high relief, there is a plaited divine beard, and the hands, that cross over the chest, carry a pick and hoe for work in the afterlife. The face is very well modeled, with cosmetic lines around the eyes, an intact nose, and a well-formed mouth featuring a slight smile. The right hand also holds a cord that suspends over the left shoulder to support a seed bag on his back. As is typical for Late Period shabtis, there is a wide dorsal pillar, and the figure stands on a trapezoidal base. Seven horizontal bands of incised hieroglyphic from Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead text wrap around legs naming the owner as Nes-Ptah

Condition: This ushabti is intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.5 cm)

Provenance: Private American collection, acquired from the Belgium trade in 2012 and previously part of the Benedict collection, Poland, assembled in the early 1900s.
An Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Ushabti for Nes-Ptah <br><em>Late Period, 30th Dynasty, ca. 380-332 BCE</em>
An Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Ushabti for Nes-Ptah
Late Period, 30th Dynasty, ca. 380-332 BCE
Sale price12,000 USD