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Ushabti figure
380 BCE-30 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
10.9 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
50-D1A
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1888
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
An intact, small figure on a plinth with a back pillar. The facial features are well-defined and the figure wears a lappet wig with a low top and a false, plaited beard. The arms are crossed and the hands emerge from the wrappings grasping an adze (left) and a hoe and a basket string (right). The basket is modelled in raised relief on the back of the left shoulder. There is one horizontal band of text running around the figure's middle and a single vertical band of text runs down the front of the figure below the horizontal band.