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Box for Ushabtis or Canopic Jars
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Box for Ushabtis or Canopic Jars


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Description During the New Kingdom, ushabti figures were often placed in a painted wooden box shaped like a shrine. Only the sides of this box are preserved, and it may have held a number of ushabti figures or a set of canopic jars. The deities associated with death and the afterlife are represented on the box's panels. There is the figure of a jackal on top of a shrine, which represents the embalming god Anubis. Isis and Nephthys flank the large symbol of Osiris and the four sons of Horus. All of the inscriptions are related to the god Osiris.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Dr. J. Beekmans, Holland; Robert T. Clough, Keighley, Yorkshire; Walters Art Museum, 1965, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1965

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Period
ca. 850-700 BC (Third Intermediate)
Medium
wood with paint
(Wood)
Accession Number
62.6
Measurements
16 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. (41 x 27 x 20 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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