This is a shabti.
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. A shabti or ‘answerer’ inscribed for ‘Herib-bastet, born of Tasi-set’. The inscription on a shabti usually has part of the prayer to bring the shabti to life and the name of the owner. The shabti usually carries a hoe and a basket, ready to work in the fields. In this faience example, the prayer, hoes and basket are not painted on but incised or moulded into the clay. Shabtis were mass produced using moulds, and probably millions were made. This is a shabti. It is made from faience. It is at least 2,300 years old, dating from the Late Period (about 747-332 BC).