Egypt, Late Period from the 26th Dynasty to the Ptolemaic Era, circa 7th Century to 4th Century BC Named Ushabti with Heiroglyphs

Ancient Coins - Egypt, Late Period from the 26th Dynasty to the Ptolemaic Era, circa 7th Century to 4th Century BC Named Ushabti with Heiroglyphs
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Egypt, Late Period from the 26th Dynasty to the Ptolemaic Era, circa 7th Century to 4th Century BC
Faience ushabti measuring 72mm high. Heiroglyphs running front and back. The obverse inscription reading "The Illuminated One, Osiris", repeated. The reverse inscription reading "Aset m Khebit, Bastet". The first name is the owner of the ushabti, the second the mother.

In Egyptian belief the ushabti was to represent laborers in the afterlife, thus sparing the deceased mindless labor and toil. In later dynasties ushabtis began to represent more of an agricultural role and are depicted holding hoes and seed sacks. The word shabti is the oldest form, changing to shawabti during the Second and Third Intermediate Periods. During the New Kingdom shebti was used, followed by the final form of ushabti in the Late Period. Shabti, however, was used continuously during all periods.

Preis SKU: 90019
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