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Shabty of Psamtek

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Giza, Egypt
  • DATES 664-525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (18 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Shabty of Psamtek, 664-525 B.C.E. Faience, 7 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (18 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.164E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 37.163E-37.166E_front_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Faience Ushabti of Treasurer, Psametik, called Ahmose, born Bastet-iry-di-su. Stands on base with plinth. Inscription in 8 rows around lower body. Mummiform, hands only exposed, with pick in left hand and hor and cord of sack in right. Long braided beard with upturned end. This ushabti is one of a series, 37.163E-37.166E. Condition: Intact. Glaze heavily weathered on front of figure, varying from brown to blue to white. Matte blue on back. Inscription in Vertical File
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