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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 in.; 10.4775 x 3.81 x 2.54 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1909.3a.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of light blue-green with areas deteriorated to yellow-green. Hands crossed, right over left. Flat back except for slight tapering of the wig. Traces of black paint on front for headband, eyes, ears, mouth, hoe in each hand, and illegible text column below arms. Black paint on back for headband with streamers (which dates this piece to the Third Intermediate Period); rectangular seed bag suspended from shoulders by two knotted straps. Mediocre workmanship.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; tombs; deaths; afterlife; religion; rituals; ceremonies; sculpture; agriculture

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