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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
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:overall: 2 1/8 x 5/8 x 1/2 in.; 5.3975 x 1.5875 x 1.27 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6.11.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Description:
Mummiform figure of turquoise faience. Figure has protruding elbows, lower body with perpendicular sides. Hands shown at chest. Crudely formed. Back has indentations at base of wig and torso. Indentations probably made with a flat scraper after filling open-backed mold.

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

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