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Shabty of Queen Karamama

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 x depth through base 2 9/16 in. (14 x 4.5 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.210E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Shabty of Queen Karamama, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Faience, 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 x depth through base 2 9/16 in. (14 x 4.5 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.210E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.210E_wwgA-3.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-3 installation, CUR.37.210E_wwgA-3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mummiform ushabti of Queen Keromama. She wears a bag wig with uraeus. Her hands join without crossing on her chest, holding hoes. Hands, fingers, and forearms are indicated in relief. A fillet-band is painted around wig, showing at back the tie and free ends. There is a single column of inscription down the front. Condition: Overall quality is poor, showing crude workmanship. The facial features are poorly indicated.
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