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An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti, 20th Dynasty. SOLD
An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti, 20th Dynasty. SOLD
An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti, 20th Dynasty. SOLD An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti, 20th Dynasty. SOLD An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti, 20th Dynasty. SOLD An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti, 20th Dynasty. SOLD
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c.20th Dynasty 1177-1089 B.C. An attractively mounted major portion from a huge and impressive Ancient Egyptian faience Ushabti. Nicely modelled with good bold facial detail, arms crossed in typical form holding crook and flail, seedbag painted on back of figure in darker glaze. Originally bright turquoise glazed, areas of which remain but some glaze now a pale reddish brown hue as a result of oxidsation.  The term "Ushabti" translates as "Answerer" as many of these servant figures were placed by mourners into tombs in the belief that they would magicly animate and undertake the every day chores for the deceased in the after-life. This would have been an exceptionally large Ushabti, and one of many obviously made for someone of considerable status. Found near Thebes (Luxor) in the early 20th century and from a West Country collection. Lower legs and feet missing plus a few knocks to glaze otherwise intact and in very good condition for its great age, mounted on a black wooden display plinth. An impressive Egyptian artefact and rare in this size, figure 127mm tall (162mm on mount) x 57mm wide x 36mm thick.


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