Egyptian 19th Dynasty Painted Wood Ushabti Lot 10 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 30

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263887303338 LOT 10Seller's Estimate: USD 1,600 - 2,400 Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom period, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1320 to 1200 BCE. A well-preserved, tall, and hand-carved wooden ushabti with a wonderful form displaying a myriad of fine details. The figure stands in mummiform with slender legs, with elbows projecting from its sides. Painted details include a pair of hands holding the symbolic pick and hoe, a large pectoral collar which hangs between each shoulder, and a singular column of faint hieroglyphic symbols tracing down the lower body, all atop a layer of faded bitumen. The stylized head dons a tripartite wig which frames a minimalist visage comprised of almond eyes, thin lips, and a broad nose. Wooden ushabti are of far greater rarity than their stone or faience counterparts due to the rapid rate of decomposition over time. A spectacular example! Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 2.425" W x 8.25" H (6.2 cm x 21 cm); 8.75" H (22.2 cm) on included custom stand. Ushabti dolls are figures shaped like adult male or female mummies wearing traditional ancient Egyptian headdresses. The ancient Egyptians believed that after they died, their spirits would have to work in the "Field of Reeds" owned by the god of the underworld, Osiris. As a result, they are frequently depicted with arms crossed, holding picks and hoes, with baskets on their backs. This meant that the task of agricultural labor was required by all members of society, from workers to pharaohs. The wealthier nobility in Egyptian society were able to have ushabti made of faience, though wood was a more economical option for members of lower classes. Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection; ex-private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private Belgian collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #132838 Condition Report: Surface wear commensurate with age, with dozens of stable expansion fissures. Fading to painted details and hieroglyphic text, loss to front portion of feet and nose, otherwise excellent. Light earthen deposits and nice pigmentation remains throughout. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities / Asian / Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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