12654. Egyptian Turquoise Glaze Ushabti for Amenemope
From Tel Assassif, 22nd Dynasty ca. 943-716 BC.
Molded brilliant blue glazed faience ushabti with sweet face and wearing bag wig. He stands in a mummiform poise having arms folded across chest holding implements in both hands. Black painted seed sack on back and vertical hieroglyphic band down the front inscribed - Amenemope, priest of Amun-. Size: 4-1/4 inches H. + block base. Provenance: NYC collection, acquired 10-15 years ago from the NY trade. Compare similar examples from the same cache in J.-F. & L. Aubert,; Les Statuaires Égyptiennes: Chaouabtis-Ouchabtis, Paris, 1973, pl. 41.