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Item:192776369881Ancient Egyptian Faience Ushabti Shabti circa 800-300 B this pretty piece was found in luxor. Material :hammer stone Weight : 565 gm Size : 17 * 5 cm approxx The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings, Ancient Egyptian plural: ushabtiu) was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as servants or minions for the deceased, should they be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. The figurines frequently carried a hoe on their shoulder and a basket on their backs, implying they were intended to farm for the deceased. They were usually written on by the use of hieroglyphs typically found on the legs. Called “answerers,” they carried inscriptions asserting their readiness to answer the gods' summons to work. The practice of using ushabtis originated in the Old Kingdom (c. 2600 to 2100 BCE) with the use of life-sized reserve heads made from limestone, which were buried with the mummy. Most ushabtis were of minor size, and many produced in multiples – they sometimes covered the floor around a sarcophagus. Exceptional ushabtis are of larger size, or produced as a one-of-a-kind master work. Due to the ushabti's commonness through all Egyptian time periods, and world museums' desire to represent ancient Egyptian art objects, the ushabti is one of the most commonly represented objects in Egyptology displays. Produced in huge numbers, ushabtis, along with scarabs, are the most numerous of all ancient Egyptian antiquities to survive CONDITION: + Intact in original condition, No repairs or restoration Terms of Sale: + All items are %100 guaranteed to be authentic antiques+ We only Accept PayPal+ If you have questions about a specific auction please contact us at least 24 hours before the auction ends so we have enough time to reply. Shipping: + ALL items are packed and shipped with utmost care.+ Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs as stated in the auction unless 'FREE SHIPPING' is indicated.+ Insurance is included in any shipping costs/quotes. Returns: we fully guarantees your satisfaction with each and every purchase. Items are always described to the best of our ability, and we guarantee our descriptions to be as accurate as possible. Upon receipt of your item if you are dissatisfied for any reason please contact us and return it within 5 days in the same condition in which it was sold for a full 'no questions asked' refund excluding shipping fees. Authenticity: + All items listed by Rare-Antiques have been legally acquired from Legitimate Sources, Antique shops and Private collectors in Egypt.+ Bid with confidence! We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. About US: + We only sell Quality, Fine Arts, Antiquities & Very Unique items?You won?t be disappointed.+Rare-Antiques have been involved in antique trading since 1971. Contact US: + Feel free to Contact us with any questions before biddingBefore leaving a neutral or negative feedback please first send me a message and I will try to solve any problem , thanksCondition:EXCELLENT, Material:Hammer Stone, Provenance:valley of the kings
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Shabti Ancient Egyptian Faience Ushabti Circa 800-300 B