Shabty of Sati
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
A taste for richly decorated objects developed during the time of Amunhotep III, both in statuary and in the personal arts such as pottery and jewelry. This funerary figure, or shawabti, is decorated vividly with paste inlays in six different colors, conveying a sense of opulence and excess not found in shawabtis from any other reign. Despite the costliness of such a piece, its owner, a woman named Sati, was neither royalty nor a high-ranking official; her title simply means "mistress of the house."
ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Shabty of Sati, ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E. Faience, Height 9 13/16 in. (25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.123E. Creative Commons-BY
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