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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti Fragment (fake)
Date Made:20th century; after an original of ca. 1500 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18)
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Reddish stone with black varnish
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 5/16 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.; 8.4138 x 5.715 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1909.4.A.K
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
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Description:
Upper part of mummiform figure, broken off at waist. Wears striated wig and holds misunderstood implements, mistakenly combining hoe and flail. Cartouche on front (top part of name abraded, ends in kheper-sign.) Plain back.

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

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