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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 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.; 12.065 x 4.445 x 2.8575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, in column 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 of a deceased person.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.7.3.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 with streamers, and text column below chin (see Inscription field for details) Flat back. Companion to MH 1910.7.1-2.A.K; MH 1910.7.4-7.A.K.

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

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