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Ushabti figure
380 BCE-343 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
16.4 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Mendes, Egypt
Inscription
inscribed in hieroglyphs: (translation: The 'Sehedj', the 'imy-khent' priest, the one who separates the two gods, prophet of Osiris in 'Anpet' (Thmuis), overseer of 'wab'-priests of Sekhmet in 'Hat-mehyt' (Mendes), the prophet of 'Ba-neb-djed, Nes-Ba-neb-Djed', born to 'Shentyt')
Accession Number
D46-1971
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Mrs Orde Poynton, 1971
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
An intact, slender figure, standing on a pedestal with a back plinth. The figure wears a lappet wig, behind the ears (lappets very thin), and a plaited false beard. The hands are crossed and emerge from the wrappings, the right hand grasping a hoe and basket cord and the left an adze. A basket is represented in the back of the left shoulder. As typical of Late Period ushabtis, the figure has a largish face, flat temples and rough features. There is one horizontal band of text around the waist and one column of text below this, down the front. The glaze has discoloured in places.