Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 29th to 30th Dynasty, ca. 398 to 343 BCE. A grand funerary figure known as an ushabti that was mold-formed from lightweight faience and enveloped with blue-green glaze at one time. The imposing figure stands in mummiform with legs fused atop an integral rectangular plinth, holds a relief pick and hoe in hands crossed atop the bulging chest, and carries a seed bag behind the left shoulder. The countenance is comprised of almond-shaped eyes with elongated canthi, indented mouth corners above a plaited false beard, and cupped ears framed by the lappets of the tripartite wig. Incised across the legs and lower body are 10 lines of hieroglyphic text that, when translated by Carole Andrews at The British Museum, identify this figure as "PAMER(?)LN also known as DJEHOTI." Size: 2.3" W x 7.6" H (5.8 cm x 19.3 cm); 8" H (20.3 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Jones collection, Boulder, Colorado, USA, purchased in September 2013; ex-Artemis Gallery; ex-private G. Bingham collection, Utah, USA before 2000
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Extensive fading to original glaze color, with abrasions and softening to body, facial details, and hieroglyphic inscription, and chipping to nose, hands, and held implements, otherwise intact and excellent. Great preservation to overall form.