Ninety-eight (98) faience ushabtis [of Wahibre, Type III 2d, (middle of Dynasty 26, or shortly after)] (part of group of 423+ ushabtis, including 25-2-824 through 25-2-838, 25-2-841 through 25-2-844, 25-2-875 through 25-2-882); [combined: molded (four different half-molds used): mold i: body thick and clumsy, face wide and heavy, base heavy (and often ill-formed); mold ii: body thinner (than mold i), face narrow and refined with slightly downward tilt, base smaller and shallower (lower) and more neatly squared (than mold i); mold iii and iv (greater number of these uninscribed ushabtis of form intermediate between these two molds and almost unclassifiable, for mold iii see style type C, for mold iv see style type D); style types ('workman") A, B, C, and D: type A: many slightly retouched on face and breast, back blade-dressed (single cut on back, smaller cut on each edge), no basket or lappet on back, most figures slender (lighter than type B); type B: Ba) back untrimmed and unadorned, Bb) groove on each side of body indicates pilaster, Bc) same as Bb, but with groove cut for lower end of lappet, Bd) basket indicated on left shoulder (back) by a few crude crossing lines, Be) pilaster and lappet, no basket; type C: similar to type A, tall and slender; type D: similar to type A, but smaller mold; very soft-baked (insufficiently, very fragile) coarse grained light colored paste, core greyish blue, stained on outer edge, greenish glaze (glaze little more than thin veneer of colored powder), extremely fragile material accounts for very large number of broken specimens; type A: 13 inscribed, 177 uninscribed; type B: 56 inscribed (inscribed type B: Bb = 18, Bc = 5, Bd = 18, Be = 15, total = 56), 153 uninscribed (uninscribed type B: Ba = 3, Bb = 55, Bc = 20, Bd = 37, Be = 0, fragments = 38, total = 153); type C: 1 inscribed; type D: 8 inscribed; 11 of uncertain type both inscribed and uninscribed; plus 2 probably intrusive ushabtis; seven text variants: 1) [GLYPHS], 2) [GLYPHS], 3) [GLYPHS], 4) [GLYPHS], 5) [GLYPHS], 5a) [GLYPHS], 6) [GLYPHS]; text variant 1: type Bb = 2, Bc = 1, Bd = 4, Be = 9, uncertain = 3, total = 19; text variant 2: type Bd = 8, Be = 6, total = 14; text variant 3: type A = 2, type Bb = 1, Bc = 1, Bd = 3, uncertain = 2, total = 9; text variant 4: type Bc = 1, Bd = 2, uncertain = 1, total = 4; text variant 5: type A = 10, type Bb = 5, total = 6; text variant 5a: type A = 10, type Bb = 10, Bc = 2, uncertain = 1, total = 23; text variant 6: type Bd = 1, total = 1]; these ushabtis (25-2-841) uninscribed; ninety-eight with fifty-seven broken and sectioned together; [intrusive ushabtis: type x: molded, back blade-dress in three cuts, no basket, soft light colored coarse paste, pale green glaze, figure tall (fragment from beard to shins); type y: hard baked whitish paste, thick shiny bright blue glaze, figure slender (foot end fragment, in two pieces)]. Illustration: No
- Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
- Pit G 7632 A, [central chamber =] A I, [and sub-pit a = A VII]
- Height: 9.4 - 10.25 cm; [type A: 8.2 - 8.8 cm, mean 8.5 cm; type B: 8.4 - 9 cm, mean 8.7 cm; type C: 7.7 cm; type D: 7 cm; uncertain: 8.4 - 9 cm; intrusive x: 7.4 cm (originally 10.7 cm ?); intrusive y: 3.3 cm (originally 8.8 cm ?)]
- Credit Line
- Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Object Ownership Information
- MFA accession numbers: 25.3043–25.3169, 25.5353, 25.5358–25.5360
- Date of Register Entry
- Wahibre (in G 7632)
- See OR page 557 for table of information not included in description. 25-2-841 = uninscribed ushabtis attributed to Wahibre. A total of 127 ushabtis labeled (at least in part) with registration number 25-2-841 have been identified in MFA inventory (62 intact, 27 mended, 34 complete but unmended or only partially mended, 2 incomplete with feet and base missing); in addition, 18 ushabtis identified as 25-2-841 appear in expedition photos (C11003/C11004 and B6452) that are not among those identified in MFA inventory: 25-2-841 = 145 ushabtis identified in MFA inventory and expedition photos (perhaps some fitting fragments of mended and unmended ushabtis originally registered as 25-2-837 or 25-2-838 found in sub-pit b = A II). Four additional fragmentary (3 incomplete) uninscribed ushabtis with no known registration number assigned to registration number 25-2-841 based on similarity of iconography; accessioned as MFA 25.5353, MFA 25.5358 – MFA 25.5360. 25-2-841 through 25-2-844 also included in group described on OR page 568; the majority of ushabtis specifically identified (by object registration number) on OR page 568 belong to separate and distinct groups described elsewhere, the identity of the ushabtis that constitute the group of uninscribed ushabtis described on OR page 568 is unknown; only two registration numbers (25-2-903 and 25-2-744) are not specifically associated with the groups of ushabtis attributed to Wahibre and Ahmose, portions of which apparently are included in the OR page 568 concordance.
- MFA accession numbers verified
Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 276.
- Type Attested
- Remarks Father of Ahmose. Set of ca. 420+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (25-2-824 – 25-2-838, 25-2-841 – 25-2-844, 25-2-875 – 25-2-882), with ca. 78+ inscribed for Wahibre (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Wahibre); found in G 7632 A, sub-pit b = A II, and scattered in central chamber = A I and sub-pit a = A VII. Name also appears on set of ca. 381+ inscribed and uninscribed ushabtis (25-2-954, 25-2-955, 25-2-956, 25-2-957, 25-2-958, 25-2-1008), with ca. 34 inscribed for Ahmose (uninscribed ushabtis from this set attributed to Ahmose); found in G 7632 A, with most in sub-pit c = A VI and a few in sub-pit a = A VII.
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