ITEM: Ushabti with hieroglyphs
PERIOD: New Kingdom, 22nd dynasty, 1550 - 1069 B.C
DIMENSIONS: 96 mm x 22 mm
CONDITION: Good condition, repaired
PROVENANCE: Ex French private collection, acquired between 1970's - 1990's.
A parallel in: Chr. Papier -Lecostey, L. Camino & Er. Balanchegorge Muse'e Vivanel, Compiegne 2007, 107, 124-125, n. 113-115.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and European Union export license.
Translation of the hieroglyphs: Wsir KApes ms n Sxmt-nft.r "The Osiris, Kapes born of Sekhmet-neferet"
Kapes was a wife of Pharaoh Takelot I and the mother of Pharaoh Osorkon II. Kapes is mentioned on the Pasenhor stela found in the Serapeum of Saqqara. On the stela she has the title of God's mother. Kapes is also known from her son Osorkon II's tomb in Tanis. No further titles are mentioned for Kapes in her son's tomb. A lamentation text in her son's tomb end with the line "ir n.f K3pws" which translates to "Kapus did (or made) this for him".
The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings) was a funerary figurine used in ancient Egyptian funerary practices.
Ushabtis were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as servants or minions for the deceased, should they be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. The figurines frequently carried a hoe on their shoulder and a basket on their backs, implying they were intended to farm for the deceased. They were usually written on by the use of hieroglyphs typically found on the legs. They carried inscriptions asserting their readiness to answer the gods' summons to work.
The practice of using ushabtis originated in the Old Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2600 to 2100 BCE), with the use of life-sized reserve heads made from limestone, which were buried with the mummy. Most ushabtis were of minor size, and many produced in multiples – they sometimes covered the floor around a sarcophagus. Exceptional ushabtis are of larger size, or produced as a one-of-a-kind master work.
Due to the ushabti's commonness through all Egyptian time periods, and world museums' desire to represent ancient Egyptian art objects, the ushabti is one of the most commonly represented objects in Egyptology displays. Produced in huge numbers, ushabtis, along with scarabs, are the most numerous of all ancient Egyptian antiquities to survive.
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- Numero di oggetti
- Shabti per Kapes con geroglifici tradotti. Nessun prezzo di riserva.
- Secolo / Intervallo di tempo
- New Kingdom, 22nd dynasty, 1550 - 1069 B.C