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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1069-525 BCE (Dynasties 21-26)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 2 7/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in.; 7.3025 x 2.2225 x 1.5875 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6.17.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Bearded mummiform figure of pale turquoise faience. Crossed hands shown holding hoes. Rounded swelling at elbows; slight modeling for lower legs. Flat back. Small flange of excess material behind head.

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

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