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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 3/8 x 1 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.; 11.1125 x 4.2863 x 4.445 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1909.2.2.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Description:
Mummiform figure of turquoise faience, deteriorated to greenish white. Hands are crossed, right oven left. Back is flat, with slight shaping of wig. Traces of black paint survive for hoe on proper left, and (on back) for headband with streamers (which dates this object to the Third Intermediate Period Dyn. 21-24). Original bright color visible only in small patches on back and left side, near bottom. Crude workmanship.

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

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