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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:747-332 BCE (Dynasties 25-31)
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Egypt
Measurements:sight: 4 11/16 x 1 1/4 in., 11.9 x 3.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1936.16.6.A.K
Credit Line:Bequest of Emma Dickinson (Class of 1867)
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Description:
Bearded mummiform figure, discolored to light brown, with original turquoise on back of head and shoulders. Hands barely protrude, holding two hoes. Has back pillar and base. Lower legs have slight swelling for calves. Column of incised text on front, partially abraded.

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

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