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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title: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 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.; 11.43 x 4.445 x 3.4925 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below arms: "The Osiris, the God's father of Amun, Bakenkhonsu." "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".
Accession Number:  MH 1910.7.5.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure,discolored to greenish white. Arms crossed, left over right. Elbows protrude, upper arms curve outwards, lower body tapers. Flat back. Brownish-black paint for lopsided eyes, brows, two hoes (proper left better preserved than right), text column below arms (see Inscription field for details), headband with knot and streamers, rectangular bag on back, slung from shoulders by curving straps that meet in center. Companion to MH 1910.7.1-4.A.K; MH 1910.7.6-7.A.K.

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

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