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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: 4 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in.; 12.3825 x 3.175 x 2.54 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.12.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, with coating of yellow slip on front. Tall, narrow figure. Wig with long tresses. Facial features not defined. Arms crossed. Triangular upper body; long, tapering lower body, flat back. Painted decoration on back in yellow slip, consisting of rectangular seed bag, suspended from shoulders by diagonal straps. Sloppy workmanship.

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

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