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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:380-343 BCE (Late Dynastic Period, Dynasty 30)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Egyptian faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 1/4 x 1 x 3/4 in.; 8.255 x 2.54 x 1.905 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.8.4.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Louise Fitz Randolph
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Bearded mummiform figure, originally bright turquoise in color, now pale green except for areas on back, especially right arm. Facial features shown, beard plaited. Exposed hands hold implements: hoe and cord for seed bag on proper left; pick on right. Seed bag shown on back of left shoulder. Figure has back pillar and base. Bottom of wig marked off on back. Legs swell at calves. No text. From same mold as MH 1910.8.3.A.K and MH 1910.8.5.A.K.

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

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