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Egyptian worker ushabti

Made in Thebes, Egypt, 945-715BC.
Male mummiform figure made of Egyptian faience with a blue glaze finish. The figure is shown wearing a headdress and 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. The body is wrapped in bandages with only the head and arms visible, crossed left over right at the chest. Two painted hoes are shown in the figure's hands and a single vertical column of black hand-painted hieroglyphics appears down the front of the body. There is also a basket represented on the back.
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