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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; Egypt; Abydos (possibly)
Measurements:overall: 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in.; 12.065 x 3.175 x 2.2225 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.13.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. Crossed arms done as unit, in low position; drooping face; facial features not defined; long wig; flat back (not carefully smoothed); lower body with parallel sides. Ridge around rear perimeter from excess clay that was not cut away. Crude workmanship. Air pockets from use of straw-tempered clay.

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

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