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Ushabti of Yuf-o

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 9/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (9 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.238E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ushabti of Yuf-o, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, 3 9/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (9 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.238E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.238E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.238E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION [One of] fifteen faience mummiform ushabtis of 'Iw.f "3, Iuefaa. Each wears a non-striated tripartite wig. The hands are crossed, right over left, the right holding a hoe and the left a pick. A single column of inscription occurs on the back pillar. Condition: All the figures are black in color, some with glaze intact. The discoloration is due to either misfiring at the time of their making or to their being subjected to fire at some later date. The overall modeling of the facial features is poor. Many of them show damage as well as crack marks and pitting The writing of the name shows three variations: [hieroglyphic inscription] .227E, .230E, .234E, .241E [hieroglyphic inscription] .228E, .229E, .231E, .232E, .236E, .237E, .238E, .239E, .240E, .233E [hieroglyphic inscription] .235E
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