One [whole] and two upper halves of faience ushabtis [of Ahmose, son of Wahibre, Type III 2d, (latter half of Dynasty 26)] (part of group of 381+ ushabtis including 25-2-954 through 25-2-958 and 25-2-1008); [combined: cast in half mold, back and base blade-dressed, soft-baked (many cracked in baking) coarse grained light colored paste, core greyish blue, but in a few cases brownish pink or orange, glaze greenish blue, decayed to greyish green and discolored by organic matter, type B (see below) incised with sharp tool; fragile material accounts for large number of broken specimens (many difficult to mend due to rubbing of soft break-surfaces), type A: intact = 53, mended = 49, fragments = 23, (type A total = 125); type B uninscribed: Ba intact = 32, Ba mended = 28, Ba fragments = 9, Ba total = 69; Bb intact = 21, Bb mended = 26, Bb fragments = 8, Bb total = 55; Bc intact = 1, Bc mended = 0, Bc fragments = 2, Bc total = 3; Bd intact = 47, Bd mended = 44, Bd fragments = 15, Bd total = 106; Be intact = 1, Be mended = 2, Be fragments = 0, Be total = 3; Bf intact = 1, Bf mended = 0, Bf fragments = 0, Bf total =1, (type B uninscribed total = 237); style types ("workmen") A and B: 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 (cf. type A ushabtis of Wahibre), and one specimen (fragment breast to knees) not retouched, back blade-dressed with single cut, sides untrimmed; type B (total = 254): Ba) one or two horizontal cuts to represent lappet (total = 69), Bb) two, three, or four horizontal cuts on back of left shoulder to represent basket (total = 55), Bc) two or more cuts on back of left shoulder to represent basket (total = 14), Bd) similar to Bb, but with cuts for lappet (total = 106), Be) similar to Bc, but with cuts for lappet (total = 9), Bf) cuts for lappet and two to three horizontal cuts on back of right shoulder (total = 1); all of type A uninscribed (total = 125), type B inscribed (type B inscribed: Bc = 11, Be = 6, total = 17) and uninscribed (type B uninscribed: Ba = 69, Bb = 55, Bc = 3, Bd = 106, Be = 3, Bf = 1, total = 237); plus two types of intrusive unshabtis; three text variants: 1) [GLYPHS], 2) [GLYPHS], 3) [GLYPHS]; text variant 1: Bc = 7+, Bb = 3, total = 10+; text variant 2: Bc = 4, Bb = 2, total = 6; text variant 3: (none listed in table, one fragment of Bb ?)]; these ushabtis (25-2-1008) uninscribed; [intrusive ushabtis: group II (all uninscribed) intact = 2, mended = 1, fragments = 10+, (group II total = 13+); group III (uninscribed) mended = 1, (group III total = 1); group II (large, same as intrusive "x" listed with ushabtis of Wahibre): molded, back blade-dressed in three cuts, no basket, soft light colored coarse paste, pale green glaze, figure tall; group III (small): similar to style types A and B (might not be intrusive)]. Illustration: No
- Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
- Pit G 7632 A, [sub-pit a =] A VII
- Height: 6.3 - 10.2 cm; [type A: 6.5 - 7. 8 cm, mean 7.2 cm; type B (inscribed): 7 - 7.8 cm, mean 7.5 cm; type B (uninscribed): 6.7 - 7.8 cm, mean 7.2; intrusive II: 9.9 - 10.3 cm, mean 10.1 cm; instrusive III: 4.6]
- Credit Line
- Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
- Object Ownership Information
- MFA accession number: 25.3174
- Date of Register Entry
- Wahibre (in G 7632)
- Ahmose (in G 7632)
- 25-2-1008 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. One ushabti accessioned as MFA 25.3174 (this uninscribed ushabti resembles those attributed to Wahibre, cf. 25-2-841).
- MFA accession number 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. 275.
- Type Owner
- Remarks Son of Wahibre. 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.
- 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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