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Ancient Egyptian worker ushabti

Made in Thebes, Egypt, 1070 - 945 BC.
Male mummiform figure made of Egyptian faience with a matt, pale turquoise-blue finish. The figure is shown wearing a headdress and faded black painted 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. The body is wrapped in bandages with only the head and arms visible, which are crossed right over left at the chest. Two moulded hoes are shown in each of the figure's hands and traces of illegible black painted hieroglyphs appear in a column down the front of the body.
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