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Egyptian Painted Wooden Ushabti (Funerary Sculpture)

New Kingdom: Dynasties XVIII-XX
1550 BCE - 1080 BCE
Wood and paint

8 7/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. x 1 5/8 in. (22.6 cm x 5.4 cm x 4.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.1
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)."
  • funerary art - Art produced for rituals commemorating the dead and for art produced as an individual expression of grief.
  • 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.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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