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Ushabti of the Head of Physician Psamtik-seneb

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664-525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 1 3/8 in. (10 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.211E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ushabti of the Head of Physician Psamtik-seneb, 664-525 B.C.E. Faience, 3 15/16 x 1 3/8 in. (10 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.211E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.211E_view3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.211E_view3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale-green faience mummiform ushabti of the physician Psametik-seneb. The figure is broken at about knee-level, the bottom portion missing. He wears a striated, tripartite wig. His right hand holds a mattock and is crossed over the left which holds a pick. The figure has a back pillar. There are six lines of inscription intact, the sixth showing all but the bottoms of several verticals signs and the dividing line. The inscription reads as follows: [Hieroglyphs] Condition: The piece is of fine workmanship. It is broken at about knee-level. The glaze is stable but faded in places.
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