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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 2 1/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 in.; 5.715 x 1.905 x 1.27 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6.16.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of color ranging form pale whitish turquoise on front to spots of shiny bright turquoise on back. Figure was originally entirely of bright turquoise. Hands meet on chest; arms and two hoes are indicated. Protruding elbows. Lower body has perpendicular sides. Flat back

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

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