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Ushabti


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Description This ushabti has long hair and wears a red-painted necklace. It has folded arms with tools incised in the right hand including a hoe and a sack. In the left is a mattock and a sack. There is nothing on the back. An inscription runs in horizontal bands on the front. This is a stock figure sold by the undertaker ready to order. The places where the names go are left blank, the name of the deceased is to be inserted when it is ordered by the bereaved family.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
1550-1069 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
limestone with traces of red paint
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.168
Measurements
H: 8 7/16 in. (21.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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