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Egyptian Ushabti

 

AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE USHABTI FOR THE PRIEST DJEHUTY-IR-DIS

Late Period, 30th Dynasty, circa 380-343 B.C.

7 3/4 inches high

repaired at the knee, no additions

Depicted mummiform, wearing striated tripartite wig and false beard, his arms across his chest, holding a flail and hoe, a seed bag hanging over left shoulder, with hieroglyphic lines of text from Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead and personal text:

The ushabti box of Djehuty-ir-Dis is in the British Museum. Acquired 1837 {1837.0413.69}

Djehuty-Ir-Dis
great of the five priests
the one who knows what exists
Born of Nephthys-ity

Provenance: R.H. Blanchard, Cairo

Acquired from the above in September, 1926 by Albert H. Griffith, Fisk, Wisconsin 

                             

 

Goddess Mut

 

Egypt, 22nd Dynasty

bronze with traces of inlay

5 1/4 inches high

Purchased from David Noorian, November 1928

by descent