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Museo Archeologico Egizio di Milano verified

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Mummiform statuettes
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The Cat Goddes
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Anthropoid sarcophagus
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Fragment of the Pashed book of the dead
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Models for sculptors
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Models for sculptors
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Block statue of dignitar
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Statue of Amenemhat III
Mummiform statuettes
The Cat Goddes
Anthropoid sarcophagus
Fragment of the Pashed book of the dead
Models for sculptors
Models for sculptors
Block statue of dignitar
Statue of Amenemhat III

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The two exquisite mummiform statuettes were part of the grave goods buried with the priest-healer Imenmes "Charmer of Serket" (scorpion- goddess). The almond eyes, long face and full lips are indicative of artwork that appeared during the reign of Akhenaten (1351-1334 BC) and continued through the immediately following period. The ushabty, which means “answerer”, was required to toil in the fields of Osiris in place of the deceased in the afterlife. Placed in the tombs of both royalty and commoners from the time of the Middle Kingdom, they were initially individual pieces, but gradually their numbers increased until, in the late New Kingdom, the (ideal) number rose to 365 ushabty, one for every day of the year.

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