Faïence-glazed Egyptian ushabti

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dc.contributor CLARC
dc.contributor.author CLARC en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-25T13:37:58Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-25T13:37:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-25T13:37:58Z
dc.identifier.other 98 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/22839
dc.description Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasties XXI – XXV, c. 1069 – 664 B.C.E. en_US
dc.description Crudely-made, faïence-glazed soapstone or plaster ushabti with brown lines indicating features, several on the front possibly hieratic writing. Represented in mammiform shape, the arms folded across the chest, the facial features barely visible. Ushabtis were mass-produced for internment in tombs for the magical purpose of acting as the servants of the deceased in the afterlife. A low-quality specimen of Egyptian craftsmanship – if not a forgery – this faded piece most likely dates to the Third Intermediate Period, the era of Egyptian directly prior to the Late Period. en_US
dc.description Currently on display in the Rose Art Museum. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Department of Classical Studies en_US
dc.format.extent Height: 9.6 cm. (3.779”) en_US
dc.format.extent Width: 3.7 cm. (1.456”) en_US
dc.format.extent Depth: 2.7 cm. (1.062”) en_US
dc.format.medium Stone en_US
dc.language No linguistic content
dc.language.iso zxx
dc.rights Copyright held by CLARC. en_US
dc.title Faïence-glazed Egyptian ushabti en_US
dc.type Figurine en_US
dc.date.updated May 30, 2016 en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Classical Studies


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