Description: A dark blue-green turquoise faience worker ushabti with black tripartite wig and details added in black. A vertical column of text on the front, with one or two signs unclear but can be read as ‘To the Osiris of the West, ?Imset?, true of voice’. A hairline fracture across the mid-body above the elbows, a small shallow chip above the right hand, an inclined partial fracture above the ankles, a shallow chip to the foot and some patchy surface wear, but sound. An old label glued on the reverse, the text reading ‘22nd Dynasty ushabti'.
Size: 113 mm/4.4 ins. high
Date: Late New Kingdom/Third Intermediate Period, 20th - 22nd Dynasty, c. 1186-715 B.C.
Provenance: From the Hoare Family Collection, Wiltshire.
Supplied with a transliteration and translation of the inscription.