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Ex Coll: Extremely fine and large ushabti

 
 
 
 
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From my own collection: as fine an example of this type as I have ever seen.

15.6cm

This large fine ushabti reads:

sHD Wsir Ipt-Hm(t)=s ms (n) Hwt-Hr-m-Axt mAa-xrw

Illuminating of Osiris, Ipethemetes, born of Hathoremakhet, justified.

 

Ipethemetes means 'Ipet is her majesty' or mistress or or 'The Ipet of her Majesty'

The hippopotamus goddess Ipet was worshipped as mother of Osiris at Thebes.

Ipet was one of several goddesses, including Taweret , Reret and Heqet who could take the form of a hippopotamus and all of these goddesses were associated with pregnancy and protection.

 

The name here has an association with the ancient Egyptian calendar.

The eleventh month of the Egyptian calendar was linked to Ipethemet(es).

The 11th month, being the third month of the Harvest Season (Shemu – šmw) was called  Ipt-hmt in the Middle Kingdom, later called Ipip: in Ptolemaic times, in Greek, became the month Epiphi.

During this month a festival for this hippopotamus goddess took place.

 

The personal name here suggests that that the owner of this the shabti came from Thebes.

The name Hathoremakhet means Hathor is at or in, the horizon.

 

Intact with a particularly well preserved very fine glossy surface.

156mm

Late Period, 26th -30th dynasty

Ex my own collection, previously in a German collection.

 

There have been a few years ago a few of this type of ushabti on offer
from several dealers sold for less  money  but they were in rather poor
condition. My one is about the best one I have ever seen.

 

You could purchase this one,  at slightly less money but it is nowhere near in as fine a condition as mine.

And this example also not quite as fine as mine either.

See page 5

 

 

Price: 1895 GBP

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