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Servant Figurine (Ushabti)

Culture Egyptian
Title Servant Figurine (Ushabti)
Date 380–342 BCE
Medium Faience
Credit Line Burton Y. Berry Collection, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 71.55.3

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A shabti (or ushabti) is a mummyform figurine placed in tombs among the grave goods. This type of figure was made to act as a servant, to do chores and manual labor for the deceased in the afterlife.

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