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Ushabti figure

XXXth Dynasty

Faience with bright blue glaze

Height: 4.6cm

Museum number: MR52

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 12help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Details in relief. The group of figures of which this is one (Vermeule cat. nos. 11-18) are probably all from one tomb. They are cast from three different moulds; their original heights probably varied from 5.5 cm to 6.5 cm. (2.1 to 2.5 inches). The discoloration seems to be due to the carbonisation of the sacred oil, which was poured over them. All the figures are bearded, as was the rule in and after the XXVIth dynasty.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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