Egyptian Ushabti (664-343 BC)
This is a beautiful Late Period Ushabti from Egypt. These were buried with the dead to become their servants in the afterlife.
This Ushabti is from the late period and dates between 664-343 BC and is made of Faience. We refer to this style of Ushabti as a Jelly Bean because of its more obscure and rounded nature. This style of ushabti was typically interred with Egyptians of lower status, "Working Individuals" because they were much more affordable and were made completely by hand. I have a number of these in my own collection because they represent a part of Egyptian society that is often overlooked in books and literature.