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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:380-30 BCE (Late Dynastic Period, Dynasty 30 through Ptolemaic Period)
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:sight: 3 11/16 x 7/8 in., 9.4 x 2.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1936.16.2.A.K
Credit Line:Bequest of Emma Dickinson (Class of 1867)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of deep jade-green faience, with flaring beard. Shiny surface (overgalze?). Crude facial features; hands shown, holding pick (right) and hoe (left), both molded. Lower body tapers. Has back pillar and base. Seed bag (molded) shown hanging behind left shoulder.

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

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