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Head of faience ushabti, [Type III 2d] (part of group of 94+ ushabtis including 25-2-606 through 25-2-609, 25-2-656 through 25-2-660); this ushabti (25-5-609) (from mold ii); [combined: all molded, five different molds used: mold i) small roughly molded (some almost shapeless), back finger-smoothed and unadorned, soft-baked pale (?) colored paste, greenish-yellow core, changing to grey blue and then to white at periphery, blue glaze now greenish-brown, face slightly tilted downward, beard long and uncurled, each hand grasps hoe, many (?) cracked in baking; mold ii) smaller than mold i, but with broader shoulders, face broad and looking straight forward, hands close together (almost in position of type III 4), implements poorly defined (all not retouched), those inscribed have incised text [GLYPHS] "Osiris Wennefer", only a few really legible, most inscriptions almost invisible; mold iii) very poorly shaped, back blade-dressed, tall somewhat slender body, round face, inconspicuous hands, pilaster and small base; mold iv) similar to mold i, but larger, tall flat body, back finger-smoothed, cracked slightly in baking; mold v) small, poorly molded (and crooked), back not visibly smoothed; mold i = 48+ uninscribed (from 25-2-656 and 25-2-659), mold ii = 22+ uninscribed (from 25-2-659 and 25-2-660) and 14+ inscribed (from 25-2-657 through 25-2-660) and 4 inscribed and uninscribed (from 25-2-606 through 25-2-609), mold iii = 3+ uninscribed (from 25-2-656), mold iv = 1 uninscribed (from 25-2-656), mold v = 2 uninscribed (from 25-2-565) (total = 94+); intact: mold i = 18, mold ii = 7 (inscribed) and 11 (uninscribed), mold iii = 1, mold iv = 1, mold v = 2, (total intact = 40); mended: mold i = 3, mold ii = 1 (inscribed) and 2 (uninscribed), (total mended = 6); fragments: mold i = 27+, mold ii = 6+ (inscribed) and 9+ (uninscribed), mold iii = 2, (total fragments = 44+); total 90+, plus 1 complete and 3 fragments from 25-2-606 through 25-2-609]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_25-2-609
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    Street G 7500, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.1 cm; [mold i: 5.7 - 6.6 cm, mean of 10 specimens: 6.1 cm; mold ii: 5.1 - 5.6 cm, mean of 10 specimens: 5.4 cm; mold iii: 8.9 cm; mold iv: 7.1 cm; mold v: 4.6 - 5 cm, mean of 2 specimens: 4.8 cm]
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/13/1925

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