Ancient Egyptian Faience Shabti for priest of the goddess Smentet, "PA-DI-USIR" - (1)

Ancient Egyptian Faience Shabti for priest of the goddess Smentet, "PA-DI-USIR" - (1)
664 - 525 BC - Egypt

Egyptian faience ushabti from Padusir - 13 cm

The horizontal inscription reads: “Illuminate the Osiris of the priest of the goddess Smentet, PA-DI-USIR”. He was a priest of the goddess Smentet and priest of the sanctuary of Ptah-Un! His mother’s name is given as Irbinat.

This ushabti figurine is depicted as a worker holding two hoes for work in the fields of Osiris in the afterlife. He is wearing a tripartite wig which falls down between the shoulders. He has an Osiris-type beard which ends in a tight forward curl. Only the hands, crossed over the chest and holding the already-mentioned agricultural tools, emerge from the mummiform shroud covering the entire body. There are two blocks of hieroglyphs in a T-shape on the body: one block horizontally and the other vertically below this. The horizontal block continues around the back of the figure where there is no inscription. The piece stands on a small base, which elevates it.

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Acquired from a Spanish gallery J.B. in 2016.
Previous owner: Acquired from a French auction house P. in 1985.

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The seller will take care that any necessary permits, like an export license will be arranged, he will inform the buyer about the status of it if this takes more than a few days.

Lot details
Ancient Egyptian
Number of objects
Shabti for priest of the goddess Smentet, "PA-DI-USIR"
Century/ Timeframe
664 - 525 BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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