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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 1 in.; 9.525 x 3.175 x 2.54 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, column below hands: "The Osiris, the Lord of the Two Lands," followed incartouche by "The God's Wife," and then a partly legible name, interpreted as "Kedmerout" from other examples.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.2.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 turquoise faience, partially discolored on front to pale green. Arms crossed, right over left. Slight protrusions for hands. Molded uraeus on brow. Uraeus and cartouche normally indicate a king, but here they are for a high-ranking priestess. Flat back. Black paint for eyes, two hoes, text column below hands (See Inscription field for details), headband with streamers, and cross-hatched rectangular seed bag suspended from shoulders on back. All painted details are badly worn. The badly damaged text includes the outline of a cartouche. Object comes from same mold as MH 1910.9.1.A.K, MH 1910.9.3-5.A.K.

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

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