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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: 3 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in.; 9.8425 x 3.175 x 2.54 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.20.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 pale blue-green faience. Arms crossed, right over left; two molded hoes; flat back. Traces of black paint for eyes, left hoe, headband with open-looped knot and wide streamers, small rectangular seed bag. Bag is high on back and has projections at corners. Faint indication of painted text that has worn off.

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

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