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Ushabti figure
664 BCE-332 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
12.6 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Inscription
none
Accession Number
7-D1A
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Signor Spiro Magnarisi, 1881
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A slender figure with precise and clear features. The figure stands upon a low pedestal with a back pillar which merges into the back of the wig. It holds an adze in its left hand and a hoe in the right hand which also grasps a cord supporting a basket over the left shoulder. The figure wears a long plaited false beard and has large ears. There is a brown stain on the left side and near the base.