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Antique large Grand tour Egyptian Shabti circa.1900

Antique large Grand tour Egyptian Shabti circa.1900

Code: 10702

Dimensions:

W: 4cm (1.6")H: 18cm (7.1")D: 3cm (1.2")

£195.00 Approx $268.23, €228.34, £195
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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'.