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Ushabti figure
Late Period, Dynasty XXX – Ptolemaic Period 380 BCE-30 BCE

10.9 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1888
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical 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.