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Mummiform Ushabti

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES ca. 1539-656 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XIX Dynasty to XXI Dynasty
PERIOD New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 7 9/16 x 6 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (19.3 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Mummiform Ushabti, ca. 1539-656 B.C.E. Wood, 7 9/16 x 6 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (19.3 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.144E. Creative Commons-BY
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden mummiforn ushabti. Hands and arms carved in relief, right arm crossed over left. Overall modeling poor, facial features barely discernible. Tripartite wig, non-striated. There are traces of a column of inscription down the front of the figure beginning with [hieroglyph] and a few undecipherable signs below, the beginning pf the shd ushabti spell. Condition: Traces of gesso-coat visible all-over. There is a crack on the right side from upper part of the wig down through the arm; there is another crack down the back and several chips missing where knots were.
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