University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E12615A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Deir El-Medina
Period: Nineteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Date Made: 1292-1190 BC
Early Date: -1292
Late Date: -1190
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Gesso
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Woman
Maya
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 24 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Dillwyn Parrish, 1914
Other Number:DP 235 - Field No SF

Description

Painted wooden shabti inscribed: Of the Lady Maya. The figure is mummiform and brightly painted. She wears a long heavy wig and an elaborate broad collar. There are nine lines of inscription on the front of the figure. The glyphs are painted black on a yellow background and the lines separating the text are red. A basket is on her back. In each hand, she holds an object, perhaps an amulet.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 252-255View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Markoe, Glen, and Capel, Anne K. Mistress of the House Mistress of the Heaven Women in Ancient Egypt.. Hudson Hills Press, New York in association with Cincinnatti Art Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 151-52View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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