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Archeological Object

Ushabti of Meh

Ushabti of Meh

Statuette mummiform ushabti or "respondent" according to the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead, which carries in 12 lines around the body and refers to the possibility of these figurines becoming animated and answering to the deceased who he evokes to help him in the hard work which also in the afterlife requires the work of the fields. The formula contains the names of the deceased Meh. The precise work highlights the streaked tripartite wig and the usekh necklace also engraved with motif drops; farm tools are also carved, while in relief there is a djed pillar in one hand and a tit (knot of Isis) in the other .

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 213
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
  Definizione: Funerary statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Ushabti di Meh

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XIX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 25
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet. There is an abrasion on the face, a crack on the right side and a chip on the foot.

1983, Donatelli L.,“La raccolta egizia di Giuseppe Acerbi”, Mantova, p. 85