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Cluster of Ushabtis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
  • PERIOD New Kingdom, or later
    DIMENSIONS approximate length of each shawabti: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.179E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cluster of Ushabtis. Faience, approximate length of each shawabti: 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.179E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.179E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.179E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A cluster of blue faience ushabtis. 26 ushabtis, each 5.5 cm in length, fired in a mass. There is no detailing of face, arms, or hands. The work is very crude. Condition: Two figures are broken off from the group.
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