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Ushabti of Ken-Amun
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Ushabti of Ken-Amun

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Description This piece is carved in the round and painted. The mummiform figure has long hair that is striped blue and white. It has a white face, and the pupils, lashes, and eyebrows are neck. It wears painted necklaces. The arms below the elbows are not indicated. Ken-Amun was a high official and overseer of the army recruits. The text on the body of his unusually large ushabti tells us that it was "made by favor of the king."
Date Description Narrative
  • Carved for Immortality. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Incised in a column down the front and filled with blue
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1390 BCE (New Kingdom)
wood with red, white, blue, and black paint
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H: 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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