Egyptian funerary Faience statue God of death ushabi Osiris Placed in tomb after death artifact

This is an Egyptian funerary figure Faience statue ushabi . According to the antique road show this would have been placed in the tomb after death. .Osiris, or Usir; also Ausar, is an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail.   I think this figure is composed of Egyptian Faience. That is a quartz like substance which was prized in Egypt for its beautiful glaze. This is a quite large Ushabi much larger than most and with very elaborate hieroglyphics on the front . Stands 7/ 1/2' tall. '     I think this is called an Egyptian USHABTI. These are some of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from ancient Egypt. Ushabties are magical statues found in tombs. Egyptians believed these Ushabties would come to life and serve the dead in their after life and do any unpleasant chore the deceased might be called upon to perform in the afterlife. Because the daily life of ancient Egyptians centered on agriculture, these Ushabties took on the appearance of field workers. They were mummiform, so as to be identified with Osiris, the god of the dead, but their hands were protruding from the bandages so they could do the work.. I am not sure of its age or heritage, as we acquired it in an estate sale about ten years ago.    Sold as found and shown in the photos. Ask about our ten percent off special, it could save you a lot of money.   VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our Etsy pieces regardless of which site it comes from.All layaway payments will need to be in the form of a check or money order only.  Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.    Please use this number when ordering  ga44929999. If you want to see more of these pretties this is the link to my etsy store. or visit our gallery on pinterest where you can see all our pieces at once

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