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Egyptian overseer ushabti

Made in Thebes, Egypt, 1070 - 712BC.
Male mummiform figure made of Egyptian faience with an exterior pale turquoise-blue glaze. The figure is shown wearing a short head-dress and black painted 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs are hand painted in black down the front of the chest and kilt, while black paint has also been used to denote the eyes and brows. The figure's right arm hangs by his side and the left arm is bent up to his chest, holding a whip. Some of the glaze has chipped off the left hand.
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