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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1293-1070 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasties 19-20)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Clay, formed in mold; slip
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in.; 9.525 x 3.175 x 2.2225 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.11.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 pinkish-beige terracotta, coated with red-brown slip. Long wig, long face with ill-defined features; crossed arms, faintly protruding hands placed wide apart. Back smooth. Faint traces of black slip for wig, eyes, text column. Two finger impressions on back, one with traces of black paint.

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

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