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Egyptian faience ushabti for "Baka", New Kingdom, 19th Dinasty, Reign of Ramses II, 1279-1213 B.C.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Faience
Dimensions:  15,5 cm high
Provenance:  Dr. L. Benguerel Godó Collection, Barcelona, acquired in London in 1960 / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2015
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


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This ushabti figure is depicted as a labourer, as he wields two bundles to work in the fields of Osiris in the Hereafter. He is wearing a short wig from which a braid protrudes on the right side. He wears a curly Osirian beard, ending in a tight forward curve. From his mummiform shroud, which covers his entire body, only his hands, crossed over his chest, hold the aforementioned agricultural tools.

On the body there is a vertical register of hieroglyphic writing. This horizontal inscription translates: “May the Osiris be enlightened, Baka, righteous of voice”.


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