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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: 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.; 11.43 x 3.81 x 2.8575 cm
Narrative Inscription:  On front, below arms: "The Osiris", followed by illegible title and faint name (beginning with "Nesy"). "The Osiris" became a standard epithet for a deceased person, who was assimilated to the god for the afterlife.
Accession Number:  MH 1910.9.18.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 greenish white faience. Arms crossed, right over left. Back flat, except for indentation marking bottom of wig. Faint traces of black paint for eyes, brows, two hoes, text column below arms (see Inscription field for details), headband, bag on back slung from shoulders on diagonal straps. Headband has large open loop on back, with short streamers Bag is roughly trapezoidal, with concave bottom and sides and diagonal cross-hatching.

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

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/test/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+1910.9.18.A.K

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