Ancient Egyptian Turquoise Faience Ushabti for Padi-Usir

GBP 1,600.00

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Object Description

A finely modelled ancient Egyptian, turquoise, glazed, faience shabti, featuring a dorsal pillar to the reverse. The shabti is shown wearing a tripartite wig and a plaited false beard and holding two hoes in his crossed arms; a basket hangs behind him. The body has been inscribed with hieroglyphs in a T-shaped bar formation. The moulded details remain very well preserved, with very clear facial features and hieroglyphs.

The horizontal bar transliterates as:

Sḥḏ Wsir smntt ḥm-nṭr p-di-Wsir

The vertical bar transliterates as:

Ms n ir-b-n-t [mwt], m3’-ḫrw

This translates as:

The Illuminated, the Osiris, priest of [the goddess (implied)] Semenet, Padiusir,

Born of Irbinat, [mother (implied)], the justified.

Date: Circa 640-343 BC
Period: Late Period

Object History

Private German collection, acquired 2023

Object Condition

Excellent. Clear hieroglyphs. Some loss of glaze.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:3.9 x H:13 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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