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Antique grand tour blue faince large Egyptian Shabti doll

£195.00 Approx $268.23, €228.34, £195

Code: 10701


W: 4cm (1.6")H: 16.3cm (6.4")D: 3cm (1.2")

A fantastic antique grand tour Shabti doll. Made from stone composite with blue faince finish. 16.3cms tall.

Dating from circa.1900-1920. 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'.