An Egyptian Pale Blue Faience Ushabti of Neferibresaneith, 26th Dynasty, reign of Amasis, 570-526 B.C.
- An Egyptian Pale Blue Faience Ushabti of Neferibresaneith
- Height 7 1/4 in. 18.4 cm.
The Tomb of Neferibresaneith was found in 1929 at Saqqara, south of the funerary complex of King Userkaf. In all, 366 ushabtis were found, most of them resting on the lid of the stone sarcophagus under the carbonized wood box (see E. Drioton and J.P. Lauer, "Les tombes jumelées de Neferibrê-Sa-Neith et Ouahibrê-Men," Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, vol 51, 1951, pp. 469-490; Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography, vol. III.2, p. 587). Aubert (op. cit., p. 230) notes that a large number of these figurines were officially dispersed and sold by the Service des Antiquités and found their way into public and private collections.
For other examples from different matrices than the present example see André B. Wiese, Égypte, moments d'éternité, Mainz, 1997, no. 160, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 24th-25th, 1970, no. 110, cover illus., Sotheby's, New York, June 13th, 2002, no. 29, December 6th, 2006, no. 76, and December 5th, 2007, no. 29.