A 25th to 26th Dynasty Serpentine Ushabti fragment

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A 25th to 26th Dynasty Serpentine Ushabti fragment

Stock Number:
y4058
$ 1850.00

Description

A very rare serpentine Ushabti fragment. The front surface showing the crossed over hands holding a crook and flail surmounted by the remaining sections of the tripartite wig, below this are three partial horizontal registers of hieroglyphs. The reverse shows a reed basket on the left shoulder.  

Ushabti figures made from serpentine are extremely rare. Known examples reside in University College Collection London, and the Cairo Museum.

Ex T. McAllister Collection, United Kingdom 1970's Art Market, Acquired from him during the 1990's while he resided in Queensland.

Origin:

25th to 26th Dynasty, circa 740 to 680 B.C., Egypt

Dimensions:

Height: 9.5 cm / Height including stand: 15.3 cm

Condition:

Old loss. Presented on a custom display stand.