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One hundred sixty-one (161) or more fragments of faience ushabtis, heads, heads and shoulders, and bases, non-fitting, [generally Type III 2d (but no case occurs where details all present) (probably very late Ptolemaic)] (part of group of 294+ ushabtis including 25-2-1015, 25-2-1078, 25-2-1079); [combined: roughly hand formed (many nearly shapeless), soft-baked very coarse crystalline paste, core nearly white, glaze poor quality and mostly fallen away or decayed, figure usually squat and thick and misformed, back flat, possibly cut with blade, face round, beard long and straight, front lappets a little longer, cloth over head full and bulging, uninscribed; classified according to height into six sizes (A - F): intact: size A = 16, size B = 25, size C = 65, size D = 36, size E = 5, size F = 3, (total intact = 150); mended: size A = 17, size B = 21, size C = 7, size D = 4, size E = 1, size F = 0, (total mended = 50); fragments: sizes A and B (combined) = 77+, sizes C, D, E (combined) = 17+ (total fragments = 94+)]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_25-2-1079
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7509 E, debris of tomb chamber S
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.7 - 6.7 cm; [size A: 7.3 - 8.5 cm, mean: 7.7 cm; size B: 6.8 - 7.4 cm, mean: 7.2 cm; size C: 6.1 - 6.9 cm, mean 6.5 cm; size D: 5.8 - 6.2 cm, mean: 6 cm; size E: 5 - 5.5 cm, mean: 5.3 cm; size F: 4.1 - 5.5 cm, mean: 4.3 cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession numbers: 25.3175, 25.3176
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/26/1925
  • Remarks
    Two ushabtis accessioned as MFA 25.3175 (consisting of two fragments) and MFA 25.3176 (consisting of three fragments).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7509

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 2