Egyptian Stone Ushabti (Funerary Sculpture) HeadThird Intermediate or Late Egyptian
1080 BCE -323 BCE
1 13/16 in. x 2 in. x 1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm x 5.1 cm x 4.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2006.11.6
Geography: Africa, Egypt
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
This object has the following keywords:
- 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.
This object is a member of the following portfolios:
Your current search criteria is: Keyword is "BBJPR".View current selection of records as: