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Archeological Object

Ushabti of Ramses

Ushabti statuette of the scribe Ramses

Statuette mummiform, ushabti or "the respondent", according to the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead, which refers to the possibility of these figurines to become come animated and respond to the deceased who he evokes to help him in the hard work that also in the afterlife requires the work of the fields. In fact, the engravings on the arms represent hoes that the figure grips. The decoration of this ushabti is not among the most common and in fact is very rich in the usekh and is represented, frequently in sarcophagi, the goddess Nut in the form of a kneeling woman who spreads her winged arms to protect the dead. The name of Ramesses associated with the title of scribe of the table of offerings links this ushabti to that with the dress of the living in the same collection.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 204
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
  Definizione: Funerary statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Ushabti statuette of the scribe Ramses

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XIX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Stone
  Height: 11
  Varie: Conservation status: good.

1983, Donatelli L., “La raccolta egizia di Giuseppe Acerbi”, Mantova, p. 83