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Egyptian faience ushabti - Late Period, 664 - 525 B.C.

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Seller: massimiliano434 (458) 100%, Location: Milano, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222677112516 A magnificent egyptian faience ushabti with many lines of hieroglyphis. This figure is reputedly dedicated to a woman called Ipethemetes, the daughter of a lady called Hathoremakhet. The female personal name Ipethemetes means '(the goddess) Ipet is her mistress'. The hippopotamus goddess Ipet was worshipped as mother of Osiris at Thebes. Ipet was one of several goddesses, including Taweret, Reret and Heqet, who could take the form of an hippopotamus. All of these goddesses were associated with pregnancy and protection. Ipethemetes was the designation of the twelfth month goddess in the ancient Egyptian calendar. The personal name indicates that the shabti most likely originates from Thebes. The name Hathoremakhet means 'Hathor is at the horizon'. Several shabtis for this person are known: an example of this, but much larger, was sold at Bonham's on 1 May 2013, for £3.750! The colour is light green turning to turquoise, very beautiful. I have recently sold a similar example (a little smaller), coming from the same tomb and out of the same collection, to an european collector. Dating: 27th – 31st Dynasties, Late Period, 525 – 332 B.C. Dimensions: 140 mm Material: faience. Conditions: excellent, some incrustations on the back, this example is intact and unrestored. Origin: Egypt Provenance: collection of H. Nielsen, Denmark. Upon request can be released a COA and a selling declaration. For shipping within the EU no export permits are required; in case of shipping extra-EU I will take care of arranging any export permit, if required by the local laws. I'm available to evaluate any reasonable offer, so feel free to send me your private offers. Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: faience

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