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Twelve faience ushabtis [Type III 4d] (part of group of 13 ushabtis including twelve from 25-6-72 and one from 25-4-1); [handmade (not molded), details cut with blade, hard-baked fine grained grey paste tinged bluish by color of glaze, thick vitreous blue green glaze, faded and spotted in some examples with brown organic matter, two narrow lappets in front and one broad (behind) on back, divine beard not clearly formed, hands opposite each other, right hand on left side, left hand on right side, arms covered by wrappings, in right hand large wooden hoe (incised on some, but in relief on others) on front of left shoulder and cord passing over left shoulder to basket or sack on back of same shoulder, in left hand hoe with metal blade (incised or in relief) on right shoulder, back support broad pilaster reaches from bottom of broad lappet to base under feet which merges in back support behind], inscribed, with slight variations [GLYPHS], [there appears Osiris and speaks before the Gods formed by (variant: born of) Neit, saying: 'O ushabti, etc...' NB. Neit here probably Saitic substitution for Nut)]: [3 (one broken but complete) of style (a) full face, broad sack on back, high base, inscription different hand from inscription on style (b), well written but with errors; 10 (one with damaged glaze) of style (b) tilted face, narrow sack on back, broad low base, inscription written in narrow vertical space marked with lines. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7511 A, chamber H, N gebel grave in floor, [debris in rock-cut coffin]
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.5 - 16 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 25.3348–25.3353, 25.3355–25.3360
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Owner
    Djedhor (in G 7511)
  • Remarks
    Additional information concerning characteristics of styles and sizes on OR pages 548-549; text variants on OR page 547. Zivie-Coche (1991: 279) attributes these ushabtis to Djedhor. 25-6-72 concordance consists of twelve ushabtis from 25-6-72 and one from 25-4-1: MFA 25.3348–25.3353, MFA 25.3355–25.3360 (= 25-6-72 original, concordance sequence numbers 1-6 and 8-13); MFA 25.3354 (= 25-4-1 original, concordance sequence number 7).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7511

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 279.

Photos 6

People 1

Ancient People

  • Djedhor (in G 7511)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Set of 13 ushabtis (one from 25-4-1 = MFA 25.3354, twelve from 25-6-72 = MFA 25.3348 – MFA 25.3353, MFA 25.3355 – MFA 25.3360) inscribed for Djedhor; found in G 7511 A.