**Originally Listed At $350**
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A mold-formed faience ushabti that is covered with lustrous blue-green glaze. The figure stands in mummiform with fused legs atop an integral rectangular plinth, holds the symbolic pick and hoe in hands crossed atop the wide chest, and has a small seed bag incised behind the left shoulder. The serene countenance exhibits almond-shaped eyes with elongated canthi, puffy cheeks, cupped ears, and a plaited false beard, all beneath an incised tripartite wig. A column of inscribed hieroglyphic text is presented on the front of the figure and, while untranslated, would provide the name of Osiris as well as that of the deceased. Size: 1.25" W x 4.7" H (3.2 cm x 11.9 cm).
Provenance: The Dere Family Collection, New York, USA, assembled 1970s-2000s; ex-Dr. Sid Port Collection, California, USA, acquired in 1980s
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Minor age-commensurate abrasions to legs, body, and head, with small pitting holes, softening to some finer details and inscribed hieroglyphic text, and fading to original glaze pigmentation, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and nice traces of original glaze pigmentation throughout.