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Ancient Egyptian Antique Ushabti Faience Ptolemaic Period Shabti C300/350 BC

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Seller: lux_market (46) 100%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 253848653726 Ancient Egyptian Antique Ushabti Faience Ptolemaic Period Shabti C300/350 BC Item Description: Ushabti Ushabti: A Shabti is a small human figure representing a person who would perform a given task for the deceased in the afterlife. The Amduat (underworld) included tracts of land granted to the deceased by the sun god Ra from which the blessed dead could receive their nourishment. Unsurprisingly, wealthy nobles and royalty did not plan on doing any work themselves and so they would take their (symbolic) servants with them. Early versions (Shabti or Shabtiu) were modelled to represent the task that they would perform and given tiny tools etc with which to complete their tasks. Later on Shawabti (and Ushabti) were inscribed with a magical formula which would activate them (see below). Shabti were made from various materials including; faience, wax, clay, wood, stone, terracotta and, occasionally, glass and bronze. During the First Intermediate Period it was common to find a small statue of the tomb owner placed near or in the coffin along with a number of wooden models depicting craftsmen and women (such as bakers, brewers and masons) labourers and agricultural workers. These models performed the same function as later "Shabtis" but were not inscribed with the formula. Uninscribed mummiform representations of the deceased also became a popular addition to funerary provisions. These actually represented the deceased, and so they are not strictly "Shabtis". The earliest examples were found in Saqqara during the Herakleopolitan period.Height : 17.5. cmChest width : 4. cmBottom Length : 2.5 cmPayment : We Accept PayPalShipment : DHL fast Shipping 5-12 days with track number .Returns : We refund you money after your return the piece at the same condition as shipped . Condition: As Shown In Picture, Provenance: Luxor Egypt, Material: Stone

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