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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti of Lady Ankh-es-en-Iset
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Egyptian faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.; 8.89 x 3.4925 x 2.8575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below arms: "The Osiris Ankh-es-en-Iset". The epithet "The Osiris" was used for both male and female deceased individuals. The woman's name means "She lives for Isis."
Accession Number:  MH 1910.8.9.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 greenish faience. Arms crossed, right over left; hands and hoes molded; back flat. Black paint for two hoes, text column below arms (see Inscription field for details), headband with long streamers, rectangular seed bag slung form shoulders on vertical straps. No cross-hatching on bag.

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

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