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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 7/8 x 1/2 in.; 5.715 x 2.2225 x 1.27 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6.6.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. Narrow face, long wig, protruding elbows. Hands shown at chest. No indication of implements. Back has horizontal indentations at base of wig and torso. Indentations probably made with flat scraper after filling open-backed mold. White core visible under feet.

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

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