5-Gest- Magical Figure By: Matthew Robertelli, Amar Ozkan, Owen Delgado, Catalina Cusack

The artifact we are going tell you about is called the Magical Figure! The object is a small object. the Magical figure’s dimensions are 3.8 cm wide and 7.4 cm high. This object was believed to be possessed by a good spirit, and gives good luck. They would place this object in tombs for the dead to use in the afterlife. Keep reading to find out more specifics on this on the Magical figure.

The Magical Figure

Geographer-Geography affects this object because they might have to use its magical powers in war against surrounding countries such as Jordan, Jerusalem,and Israel. Furthermore, they need it to keep their land. Also, scare off other countries to get their land. They might expand their land and take on other countries food and religion when they move in. In conclusion they probably used the magical figure to scare off other countries.

Another way geography might influence this object is the people they associate with. They might be more harsh with them because they know they will have the magical figure to back them up. Furthermore, they also might be more eager to go to war because if they die they will have the magical figure in the afterlife. So they are probably more war based. In conclusion this artifact is affected by geography in so many ways.

Historian-- These little mud figures are from the 12 or 13 dynasty in 1802 to 1550 B.C. They are made of clay and their face were painted red. They were from the late middle kingdom period. In my opinion, they could have buried a dead person and put the figure with to help them get to the afterlife. It’s 7.4 cm high and 3.7 cm wide which means it is very small and looked nothing like it was on my computer screen. And with help from the Rogers Fund in 1933 the museum can display the figures for the public.

Some people believed that the figures were possessed with a good spirit and would bring good luck. The figures were found in little coffins of their own. You can find the figures in gallery 109 of the Met Museum. Some figures have Egyptian names inscribed in them. Found on “metmuseum.org”.‍‍‍

Sociologist --- The people who were presented this item could of had worshipped this item to get good luck.They used this item to make enemies go away like an evil eye.This item could of had them because they could of had went into war and they could of had needed good luck and they could have the feeling that they could give them more power or “magic”.The person who made it might of had noticed a problem going on in Egypt or their community so they might of had used stuff that was know to be sort of special and made the magical figure out of it. The spirit that they believed to be in the Magical figure represented was the god that shared the same personality.

They put this item on a king tomb. Maybe they put it there so in the afterlife if he ever comes in any trouble he could use it. They also put multiple of these figures in between mummy’s wrappings. This maybe was a sign that the Egyptians found something wrong with person when he was living so they made another magical figure to help them in the afterlife if it's not how the mummy expected it to be. The egyptian thought that whoever wore this item or kept it close to them it had the power to protect. They believed that the Magical Figure could turn into a human but that unfortunately never happened. Since they believed in gods they kept this closes to them because they carved there gods faces so they can pray for good luck.

Magical Figure

Archeologist--- These people that had the magic figure might of been Egyptian because it looks religious and Egyptians wore very religious with their gods and objects they lived in ancient Egypt time. The figure might of been something of power or magic think Like an Archaeologist I think that it looks like something a soldier from Egypt would have around with him. I went to Metropolitan museum and it was pretty small than I imagined the Magical Figure and it looked like a solider from the Egypt army carried it around like a rabbit's foot. It might of been luck and it looked like you can wear it as a necklace.

They might of organized their society with very religious beliefs since the Magical Figure sounds like something to do with luck. Their families wore probably religious as well because they used the Magical Figure as a rabbit's foot perhaps.They could of thought that it was luck and they can get lucky and they could feel the luck so if they do something important they wish luck. They lived in 1802 to 1550B.C because that was when it excited so most likely that the people had it lived in that time period.

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