A small pale blue glazed faience shabti, shown in mummiform, with details enhanced in black glaze holding the pick and hoe to his shoulders; a few simple black hieroglyphs to the front.
Circa 4th-1st century BC.
Condition: Complete; some repair work in the area around the knees; with light accretions.
Height: 8 cms (3.1 ins).
NB. Stand not included.
Ushabti figure, also spelled shabti or shawabty, are the small statuettes made of wood, stone, or faience that are often found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Their purpose was to act as a magical substitute for the deceased owner when the gods requested him or her to undertake menial tasks in the afterlife; the word ushabti is usually translated as "answerer."
Egyptian faience shabti
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