September 15th, 2014 International Day of Democracy September 16th, 2014 World Ozone Layer Day September 17th, 2014 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day September 19th, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 19th, 2014 International Talk Like a Pirate Day September 21st, 2014 International Day of Peace September 22nd, 2014 Emancipation Day September 22nd, 2014 Autumnal equinox September 25th, 2014 Rosh Hashana September 25th, 2014 World Maritime Day September 27th, 2014 World Tourism Day September 28th, 2014 World Rabies Day September 28th, 2014 Gold Star Mother's Day September 28th, 2014 World Heart Day October 1st, 2014 International Day of Older Persons October 2nd, 2014 International Day of Non-Violence October 4th, 2014 Yom Kippur October 4th, 2014 Feast of St Francis of Assisi October 5th, 2014 Eid-al-Adha October 5th, 2014 World Teachers' Day October 6th, 2014 World Habitat Day October 6th, 2014 Child Health Day October 8th, 2014 World Day for Natural Disaster Reduction October 9th, 2014 World Sight Day October 9th, 2014 First day of Sukkot October 9th, 2014 World Post Day October 9th, 2014 Leif Erikson Day October 10th, 2014 World Mental Health Day October 11th, 2014 International Day of the Girl Child October 13th, 2014 Native Americans' Day October 13th, 2014 Indigenous People's Day October 13th, 2014 Columbus Day October 15th, 2014 White Cane Safety Day October 15th, 2014 International Day of Rural Women October 15th, 2014 Last day of Sukkot October 16th, 2014 World Food Day October 16th, 2014 Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah October 16th, 2014 Boss's Day October 17th, 2014 World Day for Poverty Eradication October 17th, 2014 'Alaska Day' observed
Authentic Ancient Egyptian Faience Shabti / Ushabti Statue Figure - 664 Bc For Sale
A well modeled ancient Egyptian faience shabti, dating to Egypt's Late Period, approximately 664 - 323 B.C.
Of good style, the figure is shown wearing the tripartite wig, beard of Osiris and holding agricultural implements; the hoe and pick.
The shabti (ancient Egyptian "shawabti"), was a funerary figure, placed in the tombs of wealthy individuals that, on account of its human appearance would fool the gods into thinking that the shabti was the deceased! This was important as all Ancient Egyptians might be required to perform menial manual labour in the afterlife, if summoned. So it became common practice among the highly religious and superstitious elite to place small figures (sometimes as many as 300) in their burial chambers, that could be substituted for themselves if need be. Thus manual work could be avoided, the shabtis "coming to life" if called and performing the work themselves.This belief may appear strange to our modern ideas of religion and the world but in Ancient Egypt art and religion were inextricably linked, to the extent that figures such as the present example could be imbued with life, given the right circumstances.
The piece ismade from Egyptian faience, which is a material somewhere between ceramic and glass,composed ofcrushed, firedquartz and prized in ancient timesfor its beautiful glaze.
A fascinating piece of Ancient Egyptian faience sculpture.
Height:3 3/8 inches.
Condition: Excellent. Unrestored.
Ex. Museum Gallery.
ArtAncient Ltd. recently purchased a large part of the inventory of the former "Museum Gallery", previously located at 19 Bury Place, opposite the British Museum in London. Most of these objects were acquired between 1980-2003, from London Salerooms, private collectors and dealers.
Please note, this is ahighly collectible, genuine ancient Egyptianartefact offered with to promote our Egyptian Antiquities.
Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item.
Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices.
For customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link.
Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment.
Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we aoffere by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation.
ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53.
Services & Partners:
This item has been shown times.
Authentic Ancient Egyptian Faience Shabti / Ushabti Statue Figure - 664 Bc : $291