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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1069-715 BCE (Dynasties 21-24)
Type:Faience
Materials:Faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:overall: 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.; 10.4775 x 3.81 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1909.3b.A.K
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Description:
Mummiform figure, with bright turquoise self-glaze surviving on lower front and parts of back; rest discolored to pale truquoise through yellow-green. Hands crossed, right over left, holding hoes. Flat back. No painted decoration visible. Crude workmanship.

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

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