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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Shabti
Date Made:380-30 BCE (Late Dynastic Period, Dynasty 30 through Ptolemaic Period)
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Faience, formed in mold
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:sight: 4 3/16 x 1 1/4 in., 10.6 x 3.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1936.16.4.A.K
Credit Line:Bequest of Emma Dickinson (Class of 1867)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Bearded, stocky mummiform figure of yellow-green faience. hands protrude, holding pick (left) and hoe (right). Lower legs have slight swelling for calves. Crude facial features molded. Has seed bag over left shoulder, base, no back pillar. Bottom of wig indicated. Crudely incised text on back, starting on wig and continuing to base. Text difficult to read.

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

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