Ushabti for the Royal Daughter Isetnofret II

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 1st half of the 19th Dynasty, 1292-1204 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 14.8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1067
Provenance: Private collection Dr. L. Benguerel Godó, Spain. Acquired in London in the 1960s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very rare ushabti for Isisnofret II, the “beautiful Isis”. The slender, highly elegant figure consists of white faience. Wig, eyes, the tools for fieldwork, the abundant neck jewelry as well as the seed bag on her back are in black glaze. Also the long hieroglyph line which goes through her entire front and mentioning name and function (“Great Royal Wife”) consists of deep black glaze. Isetnofret II grew up during the reign of Ramses II. Some researchers assume that she is to be considered as one of his daughters with Isetnofret I. It is also possible that she was the daughter of pharao Merneptah (1213-1204 B.C.) or his brother Khaemweset, who was considered to be the successor of Ramses II., but died too early. A historical, very rare object.