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Small Model of a Coffin with Two Ushabti of Seba

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, stone and linen
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075-945 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XXI Dynasty
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS Sarcophagus length: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) Scarab length: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Left Ushabti length: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Right Ushabti length: 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.126Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Model of a Coffin with Two Ushabti of Seba, ca. 1075-945 B.C.E. Wood, stone and linen, Sarcophagus length: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.126Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE interior, CUR.37.126Ea-b_NegC_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two ushabtis of wood inscribed for Seba in a miniature anthropoid sarcophagus. The ushabti on our left is pointed, inscribed and held firmly in place with pitch. The one on our right is wrapped in linen and removeable. Between them was a sixth object namely a roll of linen, inscribed in Demotic which now bears acc. No. 37.127E. Loose in the sarcophagus is also a scarab in gray stone. Originally all were fixed into the sarcophagus with pitch. Condition: Good.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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