Here is an especially fine, extra large Egyptian shabti of 27th dynasty, 525-404 BC (the 1st Persian period). Made of green-glazed Faience, the clearly-decipherable hieroglyphics are located in the distinctive T-bar panels. The front surface has a fairly even tan mineral accretion and the back evinces the light turquoise color of the original glaze. There is a tiny chip at one of the hands and another at the false beard. There also is some roughness at the front of the base which may be shallow chipping. It stands 4-3/8" tall. No repairs or restoration.
Ushabti were symbolic "servants" in Egyptian afterlife and were generally buried with mummies (up to 365 of them in a sarcophagus). From an old private collection in England.
Guaranteed authentic and of the age indicated.
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