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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; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 1/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 10.795 x 4.1275 x 3.175 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below chin: "The Osiris, 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 1910.7.7.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of pale greenish-white faience. Arms crossed, left over right; flat back. Black paint for eyes, brows, two hoes, text column below chest (see Inscription field for details), headband with streamers, large rectangular seed bag on back with diagonal straps over shoulders. Bag cross-hatched with vertical and diagonal lines. Companion to MH 1910.7.1-6.A.K.

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

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