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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti of the Divine Adoratress Kedmerout
Date Made:945-712 BCE (Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Faience, formed in mold; paint
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:overall: 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in.; 9.525 x 3.175 x 2.2225 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.3.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 bright turquoise faience, with badly damaged head. Arms crossed, right over left. Slight protrusions for hands. Flat back. Black paint for two hoes, text column below hands, streamers form missing (chipped) headband, and cross-hatched rectangular seed bag suspended on long straps from shoulders on back. All painted details are badly worn. Text is illegible, but the outline of a cartouche survives. Object comes from the same mold as MH 1910.9.1-2.A.K and MH 1910.9.4-5.A.K.

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

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