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Egyptian Painted Terracotta Ushabti (Funerary Sculpture) of Maya

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Egyptian Painted Terracotta Ushabti (Funerary Sculpture) of Maya

New Kingdom: Dynasties XVIII-XX
1550 BCE - 1080 BCE
Clay

5 7/8 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1 7/16 in. (14.9 cm x 4.8 cm x 3.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.176
Geography: Africa, Egypt
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Egyptian

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  • Egyptian - Refers to the styles and culture that developed in antiquity in the Nile Valley in the area of modern-day Egypt and southwards. For the cultures and styles of the modern nation of Egypt, use "Egypt (modern)."
  • North African - Styles and cultures of the African peoples living in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania.
  • ushabti - Small ancient Egyptian figures of stone, wood, or clay that were placed in tombs, often in large numbers, for the purpose of serving the deceased in the afterlife. The term is derived from ancient Egyptian and is usually translated as "answerer." During the New Kingdom (1539-1075 BCE) the figures were made to resemble the tomb owner by being fashioned in the form of a mummy bearing the owner's name.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Discovering Egypt in Bryn Mawr College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 25, 2002 – Mar 22, 2002
  • Selected Works of Art, Archaeology, Ethnography and Decorative Arts from the College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 20, 2002 – Feb 24, 2002

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