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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; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in.; 8.255 x 3.175 x 1.5875 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6.18.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of turquoise faience. Protruding elbows, faint indication of crossed arms. Slightly tapering lower body, flat back. Black paint for dotted eyes, two hoes, headband with streamers (which dates this object to the Third Intermediate Period), and rectangular seed bag (with diagonal pattern) slung from straps over both shoulders.

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

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