13547. Egyptian Faience Overseer Reis Ushabti for Iy-me-seba
Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 22nd Dynasty, C. 945 - 715 B.C. Probably from Thebes.
Mummiform mold-made overseer figure: wears tripartite wig with fillet and eyes/brows added in black. Streamers from fillet are very long and reach to legs at the rear of the figure. Arms crossed on chest; whip with very long lash added in black on right side of figure. Inscribed: Wsir iy-mi-sbA the Osiris Iy-mi-seba ( lit. (he) who comes like a star) Triangular protrusion at fron of legs to indicate a kilt, inscribed in black with owners name. Size 4-3/8 inches (10.5cm) + custom mount. Provenance Julian Bird, London, acquired between 1970-2012. M0699. ex UK collection acquired in 1960s from Egypt.