Art Talk: The Ushabti of Princess Maatkare

June 22, 2020

Graduate student Inês Torres introduces one of her favorite artifacts at the Harvard Art Museums, the ushabti of Princess Maatkare, and discusses the aesthetics and function of this ancient Egyptian funerary figurine.

This video is part of our Art Talks series. Each week, our team of curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students will share short, informal videos that offer an up-close look at works from our collections. 

Inês Torres, Ph.D. Candidate in Egyptology, Harvard University, and Graduate Student Intern, Division of Academic and Public Programs, Harvard Art Museums

Work explored:
Ushabti of Princess Maatkare, Egyptian, c. 1077–943 BCE. Faience. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton, 1924.34.