ushabti

Ushabti
Egyptian
Ptolemaic period (4th to 1st century BCE)
Faience
Height: 4 inches

This Egyptian blue-green faience ushabti figure stands full figure in the usual mummiform stance, wearing a tripart wig and false beard. With crossed arms, he holds a hoe and seed pack. Hieroglyphs are inscribed on the front of the figure and on the back support pillar. The ushabti has a square plinth base.