An Egyptian faience overseer ushabti, 22nd Dynasty, 945-715 B.C.

An Egyptian faience overseer ushabti, 22nd Dynasty, 945-715 B.C.

Code: 2656

£650.00
 

Description: A pale blue glazed faience overseer ushabti comprising a mummiform figure wearing the characteristic kilt with eyes, eye-brows, seshed headband and whip added in black. The headband tied at the back with strands of unequal length hanging down and the right arm folded across the waist and holding a long whip. The feet modelled as barefoot with toes indicated. Wear to the glaze particularly on the reverse, some small chips and surface roughening.

Size: 108 mm/4.2 ins. high

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, 945-715 B.C.

Provenance: Ex UK private collection and acquired from the UK art market.

Notes: Parallel shabtis in Manchester Museum have a provenance of the Ramesseum, western Thebes.

References: See Janes G. 2011. The Shabti Collections 3: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service, Olicar House Publications, Cheshire, p. 75 for a very similar example. Also see Janes G. 2012. The Shabti Collections 5: A Selection from the Manchester Museum, Olicar House Publications, Cheshire, p. 324 for two examples donated to the Manchester Museum in 1896.