Shabti

Production date
747 BCE-332 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Egyptian shabti figurine. Previously broken in two places (through middle and feet of figurine) and glued back together.
Brown/black heiroglyphic inscription on the back surface of the figure.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian figure
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Measurements
L67 x W24 x D12.9mm
Media/Materials description
Faience, unglazed
History and use
Shabtis (Egyptian ushabti), are funerary figurines, usually mummiform in appearance, which developed during the Middle Kingdom. They were buried with a person, standing in place of the deceased and their servants. They were intended to free the deceased from the necessity of labour in the afterlife, which was required for the deceased to produce their own food.
Registration number
E40050.1

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