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Ushabti of Kaha
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Ushabti of Kaha

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Description This mummiform figure has long hair painted black with yellow and red cross lines at the ends. He wears painted necklaces and a painted sack behing each shoulders. His flesh is red. The piece has incriptions on the front and sides. Kaha was one of two chief workmen at Deir el-Medina, the city of the craftsmen, who carved and decorated the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. He was responsible for the large tomb of Ramesses II, the Great.
  • Carved for Immortality. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
Provenance Abemayor, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as 18th dynasty, no. 3, A.]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Master of workmen, Ga-hay [Kaha], justified; [Inscription] Extract from the ushabti formula, Chapter 6, Book of the Dead
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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ca. 1250 BC (New Kingdom)
wood with black, white, yellow, and red paint
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H: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)
Location Within Museum
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