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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti of Djehewty-wer
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 11.75 cm x 3.49 cm x 3.175 cm; 4 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below arms: "The Osiris Djehewty-wer, justified."
The man's name means "Thoth is great;" "The Osiris" and "justified" refer to the fact that he is deceased.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.16a-b.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Mummiform figure of pale greenish white faience. Crossed arms. Upper arms parallel; lower body tapers slightly; flat back. Black paint for eyes, brows, headband with open-looped knot and streamers, two very small hoes, text column below arms (see Inscription field for details), and small rectangular seed bag on back, slung on diagonal straps from shoulders. Bag cross-hatched diagonally.

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

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+1910.9.16a-b.A.K

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