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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 1 1/8 in.; 12.065 x 3.175 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.14.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 coarse, pinkish-beige terracotta. Tall, narrow body. Arms crossed, with hands as round protrusions. Irregular shape, with blade marks around rear perimeter where clay was crudely scraped away, leaving flange of excess material. Flat back. Painted decoration of reddish-brown slip for face, two hoes, outline of text column below hands, and rectangular seed bag on back. Yellow slip for background of text column; black slip for wig and for faint traces of hieroglyphs.

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

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