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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Overseer Shabti of Bakenkhonsu
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 11.43 x 4.1275 x 3.175 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below chin: "The Osiris, the God's father [of Amun], Bakenkhonsu, justified." "The Osiris" became a standard epithet for a deceased person, who was assimilated to the god for the afterlife; "God's father of Amun" is a high-ranking priestly title; "Bakenkhonsu" is a name meaning "Servant of [the god] Khonsu," and "justified" is a common honorific designation for a deceased person. The hieroglyphic text is better preserved on the 1910.7.1.A.K (naming same man), but is the same.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.7.2.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Figure wearing kilt (dress of the living). Pale green faience discolored to white in places. Right arm bent, left arm down at side. Black paint for eyes, brows, hoe held in right hand, headband, and text column beginning below chin. See Inscription field for text. Flat back, with black-painted streamers for headband, and large rectangular bag with cross-hatched decoration. Companion to MH 1910.7.1.A.K; MH 1910.7.3-7.A.K

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

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1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
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