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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1293-715 BCE (Dynasties 19-24); 19th century painted additions
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Egyptian faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.; 10.795 x 4.7625 x 2.8575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below hands, possibly intended to read: "The Osiris Hor..." (text incomplete and corrupt). "The Osiris" became a standard epithet for a deceased person, who was assimilated to the god for the afterlife.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.8.8.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Louise Fitz Randolph
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of pale turquoise faience. Arms bent, with hands meeting in center. Wig with long lappets. Faintly molded facial features. Rounded back. Black paint for two small hoes, held upside down, for text column below hands, and for rectangular seed bag on back, suspended from shoulders with diagonal straps. Text incomplete and corrupt. Painted decoration probably all modern.

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

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