LARGE POLCHROME WOOD USHABTI OF ASET

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LARGE POLCHROME WOOD USHABTI OF ASET

Shown mummiform, crossed hands protruding from wrappings, wearing black tripartite wig, six horizontal lines of incised hieroglyphic text with the name of the owner Aset and part of the spell of the Book of the Dead, spell 6, calling the ushabti to answer when needed to do the work in the hereafter

Ex priv. coll. Vérité, Paris, acq. 1930-1960, hence coll. A.B., Netherlands, acq. from Christie’s London 2011
H. 18,8 cm. Some traces of red paint, wear and tear, otherwise intact

New Kingdom, late 18th – 19th Dyn., c. 1375-1100 BC

 16.500

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