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Ushabti of Nesi-Yotf

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-343 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in. (10 x 3 x 2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.223E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ushabti of Nesi-Yotf, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, 3 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 13/16 in. (10 x 3 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.223E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.223E_view4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.223E_view4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION [One of] eight green faience mummiform ushabtis of Ns-sw-tfnt [Nesitef, son of Mutirdis]. Each wears a non-striated triprtite wig. There is a bag incised on the back of the left shoulder. The hands are crossed and juxtaposed, the right holding a hoe and the left a pick. Each is inscribed with four to six line of text without guidelines. The eight ushabtis bear four to six lanes of inscription, all variations the same spell and which read as follows: [Hieroglyphic inscriptions] Condition: Discolored all over
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