747 BCE-332 BCE Country
Egypt See full details
Egyptian shabti figurine, blue glaze over faience. Shabti wears a lappet wig, summarily modelled face, with crossed arms.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian figure
L50.8mm x W17.4 x D8.4mm
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.