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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:747-332 BCE (Dynasties 25-31)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Clay, formed in mold; slip
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 1 7/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 in.; 4.7625 x 1.5875 x 1.5875 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6.2.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Bearded mummiform figure of reddish pink terracotta, with sides tapering from broad head to ankles, and faintest sideways protrusion of elbows. Slight indication of hands. Flat back. Surface originally coated in matte blue-green slip to imitate faience, but only small patches of bright color remain. Crude workmanship.

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

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