A grand tour Shabti doll. Made from a composite clay material with traces of blue green faince. Dating from circa.1900-1920. 18cms tall.
Shabti dolls (also known as shawbti and ushabti) were funerary figures in ancient Egypt who accompanied the deceased to the after-life. Their name is derived from the Egyptian swb for stick but also corresponds to the word for `answer' (wsb) and so the shabtis were known as `The Answerers'.
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