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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:1293-1070 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasties 19-20)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Clay, formed in mold; slip
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.; 9.8425 x 3.81 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.15.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 coarse pinkish-beige terracotta coated with turquoise slip to imitate faience. Arms crossed, right over left, holding molded hoes. Facial features marked. Squat shape, broad across torso. Sides of lower body parallel. Rounded back. Slight flange along lower left side, from imperfect trimming.

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

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