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Ushabti figure
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI 1069 BCE-945 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
5.8 × 4.1 × 2.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D96-1994
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Accessioned, 1994
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Upper part of a figure broken just below the crossed hands. The facial features are modelled, with eyes and eyebrows picked out in black. The figure wears a lappet wig with black tips- a very characteristic feature of the Third Intermediate Period. The arms are crossed and each hand grasps a hoe. A basket is painted in black on the centre of the back and hangs from two strings, one over each shoulder. The left lappet is damaged and was repaired in antiquity, being filled with blue frit.