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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:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.; 11.1125 x 3.4925 x 2.8575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below chest: "The Osiris..." (illegible). "The Osiris" became a standard epithet for a deceased person, who assimilated to the god for the afterlife.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.19.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 greenish white faience. Ill-defined crossed arms; rounded back. Black paint for eyes, brows, two hoes, text column below chest (see Inscription field for details), headband with knot and streamers, small rectangular seed bag on back, with faint diagonal strap on left. Bag cross-hatched with horizontal and vertical lines.

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+1910.9.19.A.K

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