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Archeological Object

Ushabti (no cat. 933)


Ushabti

The mummiform statuette wears a tripartite wig that leaves the ears uncovered and a braided ritual beard; the arms, cross on chest, are covered by the bandage, which leave only the hands that hold agricultural tools, made in relief . The ushabti has a small base and a  back pillar. The lack of care in the rendering of details suggest a dating at the late period. At the front there is a column of hieroglyphs, now almost totally unreadable.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 933
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Unknown

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

Ushabti

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Late period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Faience
  Height: 8.7
  Varie: Conservation status: whole; partial absence of the glass cover
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1974,  Curto S., “Antichità egizie a Casale Monferrato” in “Quarto Congresso d’Antichità e d’Arte 1969”, Casale Monferrato, p. 196
1987, Leospo E., “La raccolta Egizia del Vidua” in Romagnini G.P., “Carlo Vidua, viaggiatore e collezionista (1785-1830)”, Casale Monferrato, p. 39
2009, Cortese V. in Einaudi S. (a cura di),  “Egitto nascosto. Collezioni e collezionisti dai Musei Piemontesi” Cinisello Balsamo, p. 82, scheda 44