664 – 343 Bc Ancient Egypt Late Period Ushabti Faience Funerary Figurine

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller rarecoincollector (33,491) 100%, Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303131012803 ANCIENT EGYPT LATE PERIOD (ca. 664-332 BC) USHABTI MUMMIFORM FAIENCE FUNERARY FIGURINE "SERVANT OF THE DEAD" THIS 26th to 31st DYNASTY USHABTI MUMMIFORM FUNERARY FIGURINE IS OF THE MOLDED TYPE, MADE OF FAIENCE (GLAZED EARTHENWARE), CRUDE AND WORN BUT VISIBLE TRIPARTITE WIG , FALSE BEARD, ARMS FOLDED OVER CHEST, WITH HANDS HOLDING A PICK AND HOE. USHABTIS WERE MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN THE EGYPTIAN RELIGION, SPECIFICALLY FUNERARY PRACTICE, AND FOLLOWING THE BELIEF THAT AFTER ONE PASSED AWAY, ONE'S SPIRIT WOULD HAVE TO WORK FOR THE GOD OSIRIS, LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD, AND LABOR IN THE"FIELD OF REEDS". NO SOUL WAS EXEMPT FROM THIS AGRICULTURAL TOIL, FROM PEASANTS TO PHARAOHS. HENCE, THE USHABTIS WERE PLACED IN TOMBS AMONG THE GRAVE GOODS AND INTENDED TO ACT AS MINIONS AND SERVANTS OF THE DECEASED, TO BE CALLED UPON TO PERFORM MANUAL TASKS IN THE AFTERLIFE. THE USHABTIS OF THE WEALTHY WERE OFTEN DETAILED WORKS OF ART. FOR ALL ELSE, THEY WERE INEXPENSIVELY PRODUCED AND STANDARDIZED BY THE MAKERS IN MOLDS WITH LITTLE DETAIL. THIS PARTICULAR EXAMPLE IS PREDOMINATELY TAN IN COLOR, WITH PATCHES OF SEA GREEN AND SWATH PATCHES OF IVORY. SOME OF THE ORIGINAL GLAZE IS EVIDENT ON THE BACK. 70 MM IN LENGTH 28 MM IN WIDTH WEIGHS 10 GRAMS COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION Condition: PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS AND HISTORY - AUTHENTIC 2400+ YEAR OLD ARTIFACT COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION, Material: Terracota, Type: Amulet, Cultural Origin: Egyptian

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