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Egyptian Dark Blue Turquoise Faience Ushabti, 1000 BC

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AN AUTHENTIC EGYPTIAN DARK BLUE TURQUOISE FAIENCE USHABTI, Circa 1000 - 800 B.C

Ushabtis: Also known as shabtis or shawabties. Probably the most collected artifacts of ancient Egypt. These magical statues were found in tombs, and hold the role of being servants. They were designed to accompany the deceased into paradise, to comply with requests from the gods.

Faience: Material used by the ancient Egyptians, composed of a quartz or crystal base, covered with a vitreous, alkaline compound with calcium silicates to provide the diversity of colors and the glassy finish

Measurements: Height: 9.5 cm - Width: 3.5 cm

Condition: Minor ancient chips as shown otherwise intact and in very good condition

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