Shawabti of Glassy Faience

Object Name: 
Shawabti of Glassy Faience

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Object Name: 
Shawabti of Glassy Faience
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Overall H: 7.6 cm, W: 5.1 cm, D: 3.2 cm
On Display
about 799-625 BCE
Primary Description: 
Light turquoise glass faience with brownish patches and white spots on surface; molded, retouched by cutting and engraving then fired. Fragment preserves the upper torso of a male, the scribe Kheb-it with large wig and artificial beard, two rows of hieroglyphs run vertically down chest, rising out from this band, crossed hand are cut in high relief, the left holds an axe, the right a stylized flail and wicker basket slung over his shoulder, the nose is broken away. On the back, the bottom of the flat wig is terminated with two sharply cut horizontal lines down from which three bands of hieroglyphs are carved.
Komor, Mathias, Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 202, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 277-278, #830; BIB# 29547
Glass Sculpture in Ancient Egypt (1960) illustrated, p. 35, fig. 26;