The statues of the servants of Ancient Egypt

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Seller: sabeg11 (73) 98.7%, Location: luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183965506420 Ochapetti The object of the Oshabti statues was to serve the discontinued in the afterlife.It first appeared in the central state, where it was provided with one or two of the cemetery, to carry out various work on behalf of the Deceased.They were made of different materials such as stones, bronze, wood, pottery, wax, blue or green, and the latter was the most common. These statues were also known as "Shuabti" or "Shabati" since the modern state.Hence, the name was derived, ie the answer or service of the discontinued; it was written on these statues part of the sixth chapter of the Book of the dead, and represents the monologue of the Deceased to the senses, so that tasked him to perform the tasks entrusted to him.He says: "If you are asked to do one of the works entrusted to you, I am, I am there to irrigate the land, and cultivate the field and transfer sand from east to west. " And the number of these statues has increased in number until the number in the modern state three hundred and sixty-five, the number of days of the year, each one of them serve for one day of the year.Later, thirty-six statues representing its supervisors were added, bringing the total number of statues to four hundred and one with supervisors.Each supervisor was followed by ten oshabati workers.The supervisors were represented in the clothes of the neighborhood to be distinguished from the workers.The statues of workers were often supplied with their work tools, such as chains, bags and fishing gear, some of them without tools. The ochapati collections were kept inside wooden boxes Condition: Very rare piece, Material: Praslan Pharaonic, Provenance: Valley of the Kings west of Luxor

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