Description: A dark turquoise blue faience ushabti with black tripartite wig and details added in black. A vertical column of text reads 'Illuminate the Osiris, the scribe, Pa-iry'. A chip to the face and to one hand, and some smaller scattered chips, but overall a nice example of the type with bold clear text. A 19th Century label glued on the reverse, the text faint but reads ‘22nd Dynasty ushabti’.
Size: 128 mm/5 ins. high
Date: Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, c. 1069-715 B.C.
Provenance: From the Hoare family Collection, Wiltshire, and collected in the 19th Century.
Our thanks to Laurent Cavaleri, Niek de Haan and Jean Rougemont for help in translation of the glyphs.