Faience Ushabti for Hathor M Hakhet

Culture: Ägyptisch
Period: 30th Dynasty, 379-332 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 14.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1208
Provenance: Former collection Marianne Maspero, 1980. Thence in a French private collection. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Ushabti of light blue faience mentioning in its inscription Hathor M Hakhet as the owner. The ushabti with a mummiform body with crossed arms, the figurine holding in its left hand a flail, in the right the crook. The figure stands on a plinth and leans on a back pillar. The details of the face are finely worked out, the ears looking out from the tripartite wig, the false beard of the deity is finely braided. On the front a hieroglyph inscription in nine lines. The translation reads: “Oh, the ushabti of Hathor M Hakhet, when I am called, when I am assigned to all the tasks, which need to be completed in the kingdom of the dead, so it shall be! Over there the hardship will be placed on you, everyone has his task to fulfil. Take over my place anytime to head out and to till the fields, to water the banks and to transport the sebbakh (fertilizing mud) from East to West. I am here, you will say. Oh Ushabti of Hathor M Hakhet, son of Bastet, when being called to complete all works, which are normally done in the kingdom of the dead, take over the burden, to till the fields, to water the banks and to transport sand from East to West and the other way round. You will always say “Here I am”, when they call.”