Lot 139

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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIFORM SERPENTINE ROYAL OFFERING USHABTI, ATTRIBUTED TO THE MIDDLE KINGDOM (2055-1650), the figure with smooth, tripartite hair, tucked behind pronounced ears, with an outward gaze and pleasant face, over wrapped arms issuing a vertical line of hieroglyphs, which begins with a traditional "hetep-dji-nesut" or "htp-dj-nswt," which is an offering formula indicating this shabti was likely a funerary gift authorized by the king, above a name of a god under whose patronage the offering is made, the figure ends with wrapped standing feet, and is raised on a custom pyramidal plinth stand with paper label, "The Base Co., New York..." Height: 10 3/4" Width: 2 3/4" Depth: 2 3/4" Provenance: Purchased from Le Pere Associates, New York, New York circa 1985; by decent current owner Houston, Texas.

  • Some surface wear, minor losses, labels and label residue, surface scratches, deliberate obscuring of name at base of heiroglyphs, after the ?tp-?j-nswt only a Ka style hieroglyph is visible, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.

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February 9, 2019 1:00 PM CST
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