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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.; 11.1125 x 4.1275 x 3.4925 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below arms: "The Osiris...[name illegible], justified."
"The Osiris" became a standard epithet for a deceased person, who was assimilated to the god for the afterlife. "Justified" was a common honorific designation for a deceased person.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.17.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 dull greenish white. Arms crossed, right over left. Elbows protrude; upper arms parallel; rounded back. Black paint for lopsided eyes, brows, two hoes, text column below arms (see Inscription field for details), headband with knot and streamers, and rectangular seed bag on back, slung from shoulders on vertical straps.

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

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