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Shabty of Takhau

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 31
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/16 × 2 5/16 × 1 3/4 in. (18.2 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Long Island Historical Society
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Faience ushabti of conventional type holding the crook and flail. The entire front is inscribed and bears the name "Ptah-ma-iumes"*. Originally the frit was entirely covered with a light green glaze. This has entirely disappeared, excepting from the plinth and part of the base, leaving the figure a deep buff color. Condition, base, left hand and one side chipped. Glaze almost entirely gone. *the owner (a woman) is Takhau ms' n Nfr-itj
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Shabty of Takhau, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, 7 3/16 × 2 5/16 × 1 3/4 in. (18.2 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Long Island Historical Society, 28.522. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.28.522_wwgA-3.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-3 installation, CUR.28.522_wwgA-3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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