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Ushabti

SKU: an17
$275.00Price

The Egyptians manufactured mummiform funerary figurines called Ushabti, shabti or shawabti

They are requested to perform agricultural works required as substitutes for the deceased in the afterlife as stipulated in Chapter Six of the Book of the Dead:
‘I am doing it – see, I am here’, you are to say … to cultivate the marsh, to irrigate the riverbank fields?. To ferry sand to west or east.
Therefore they carry hoes and grain baskets
Moulded and glazed faience
Egypt, Late Period 664-332 BC
Height 7.7 cm
In original condition showing its age. No repairs or restorations.

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