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Small Model of a Coffin with Two Ushabti of Seba

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, stone, linen
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075–945 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 21
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS Sarcophagus length: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) Scarab length: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Left Ushabti length: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Right Ushabti length: 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Two ushabtis of wood inscribed for Seba in a miniature anthropoid sarcophagus. The ushabti on our left is pointed, inscribed and held firmly in place with pitch. The one on our right is wrapped in linen and removable. Between them was a sixth object namely a roll of linen, inscribed in Demotic which now bears acc. No. 37.127E. Loose in the sarcophagus is also a scarab in gray stone. Originally all were fixed into the sarcophagus with pitch. Condition: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Model of a Coffin with Two Ushabti of Seba, ca. 1075–945 B.C.E. Wood, stone, linen, Sarcophagus length: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.126Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.126E_NegG_glass_bw_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.126E_NegG_glass_bw_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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