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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:Egypt; Abydos
Measurements:overall: 4 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.; 10.4775 x 3.9688 x 3.6513 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1909.2.1.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Description:
Mummiform figure of crude workmanship hands crossed right over left. Back has indentation for wig and uneven lower part. On the front, traces of black paint survive for a hoe (on proper left) and for illegible cartouche. On the back, black paint survives for a seed bag, shown as a solid rectangle, and for one of the two cords from which the bag was once shown suspended. Color originally bright turquoise. A small area of tuquoise glaze survives on back, with the rest discolored to greenish beige and brown.

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

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