Faience Ushabti for the Sameref Priest Her-Ka

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 27th dynasty, 525-404 B.C.
Material: Turquoise faience
Dimensions: 10 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1145
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Th.G. Appelboom, Netherlands. Most recently with gallery Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very finely worked ushabti of turquoise faience mentioning as the owner the Sameref priest Her-Ka, born by Meryt-Ites. The mummiform body with crossed arms, the figure holds in the left hand a hoe, in the right one a hand plough. Behind the left shoulder a finely engraved seed bag. The figure stands on a mount plate and leans on a back pillar. The details of the face are finely worked out, the ears are visible under the three-partite wig, the false beard is braided. On the front are nine lines with finely engraved, counter-clockwise hieroglyphs with border lines, the back pillar is unlabelled. On an old wood mount.