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Ushabti figure of Psamtek - Mery - Ptah
570 BCE-526 BCE

17.6 × 5.3 × 4.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Saqqara, Egypt
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1888
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
Physical description
A well-modelled figure, typical of the XXVIth Dynasty. The figure stands on a plinth with a back pillar. The face is plumpish but the features are quite even and the figure wears a striated lappet wig, worn behind the ears, and a long, narrow, plaited beard. The arms are crossed with the hands emerging from the wrappings, the left hand grasping an adze and the right hand holding a hoe and the string of a basket. The basket is shown in raised relief on the back of the left shoulder. The figure is intact except for some chips on the hands. Ten registers of horizontal inscription run around the body (front and sides) from below the arms, down to the feet. The name of the owner is "Psamtek-Mery-Ptah, Overseer of Royal Barges".