13570. Egyptian Pottery Reis Oveseer Ushabti for Pa-em-Penedj
21st - 22nd Dynasty
A pottery mold-made overseer ushabti with modeled features, including white/cream body slip and black painted details:Tripartite wig with fillet in black, eyes/brows, tools, vertical inscription added in black; left arm beside body, right arm across chest holds long whip added in black. Unusually for an overseer, a tool bag suspended from cord hangs from its back shoulder; Inscription naming owner on front 'Illuminating the Osiris, Pa-em-Penedj. Size 3-1/8 inches (8cm) high + custom base. Provenance Julian Bird, London, acquired from John Nicholson auction,22 May sale, lot 1594 2013.