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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:380-30 BCE (Late Period, Dynasty 30, through Ptolemaic Period)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Egyptian faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 1/4 x 1 x 7/8 in.; 10.795 x 2.54 x 2.2225 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.8.7.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 of pale green. Long face and beard. Exposed hands hold implements: hoe and cord for seed bag on proper left; pick on proper right. Seed bag shown on back of left shoulder. Has molded or incised T-shaped inscription below arms. Text illegible. Has back pillar and base. No horizontal line at bottom of wig in back. Crude workmanship, coarse material.

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

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