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Ushabti of Tja-Hor-pa-ta

4 ushabti of Tja-Hor-pa-ta

Ushabti figurines or "meeting" under Chapter VI of the Book of the Dead, which refers to the ability of these figurines come alive and respond to the deceased that evoked to help him in the strenuous activities that require work in the fields in the afterlife. Here the formula is abbreviated to a single column framed and reads simply "shines Osiris Tja-Hor-pa-ta, director of agricultural development", a title typical of the Late period and studied by Yoyotte.
Of this character the Cairo Museum preserves the sarcophagus GS inv.29306, on it is stated that Tha-hor-ta-pa died in the fifteenth year of the reign of Nectanebo I (365 BC).
Other ushabti from his tomb are reported by Aubert; there are two types: small double vertical inscription as which ones to Brussels and Lyon with the sixth largest chapter of the Book of the Dead, as the one preserved in the collection in Geneva and Milan.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E0.9.40167 a E0.9.40170
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Saqqara nord

  Definizione: Funerary statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Ushabti of Tja-Hor-pa-ta

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Faience
  Varie: Height cm 11; cm 12,7; cm 12,5; cm 14,8

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.56, cat.859, 860,861, 862.
tav. 439

Bibliografia di riferimento
1978-1981, Porter B. e Moss R.L., “Topographical of Ancient Egptian Hieroglyphic Text. The Theban necropolis. Part III, Oxford pp.504-505
1914, Maspero, Gauthier e Baoumi, "Sarcophage des epoques persane e ptolemaique" I, Le Caire, pp.218-315, pl. XIX, XXI.
1989, Yoyotte, « Le nom ègyptien du “Ministre de l’Economie” de Sais a Meroe", in "Compte Rendus de l’Accademie des inscriptions e Belles- Lettres », Paris pp.73-90
1974, Aubert J.F., “Statuettes égyptiennes, chauabtis", Paris, pp.247-248
1984, Chappaz J.L., « Les figurines funeraires égptiennes dus Musée d’art et d’histoire et de quelques collections privées », Genéve ,pp.126-128
1976, Aubert L.F., "Les statuettes funeraires de la collection Omar Pacha", in CdE LI, pp.58-71

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