Faience Ushabti for Iret-ru

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 11.6 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1206
Provenance: Private collection Dr. J. B., Vienna. Acquired on 15 March 1999 at Dorotheum Vienna, lot 217. Prior in an old Austrian collection.
Condition: Some encrustation, otherwise intact and of beautiful quality.
Description: Ushabti of turquoise faience, mentioning in its inscription Iret-ru as the owner, born from Te-nepes. 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 hanging down. On the front hieroglyphs with border lines, the back pillar is uninscribed. For reference of the name bearer see the Ptah-Sokar-Osiris in the Egyptian collection in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna with the inventory number 976, also assigned to the person named Iret-ru. Mounted.