The ushebtis are small mummified figures representing the deceased himself, whose name means "those who respond" since they would perform those jobs that were ordered by their lord in the afterlife.
The ancient Egyptians believed in the magic of sculptures and words, so for them these magical figures would accompany them to their eternal life and once there would come to life and serve him faithfully.
Provenance: Private collection, Europe, acquired in 1980 /J. Bagot archaeological gallery, Spain (2015)
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- Égypte ancienne
- ushabti pour Tius, 19,5 cm
- Siècle/ Période
- Late Period, 27th-30th Dinasty, 525-341 BC
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