ushabti

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Scope note
Small ancient Egyptian figures of stone, wood, or clay that were placed in tombs, often in large numbers, for the purpose of serving the deceased in the afterlife. The term is derived from ancient Egyptian and is usually translated as "answerer." During the New Kingdom (1539-1075 BCE) the figures were made to resemble the tomb owner by being fashioned in the form of a mummy bearing the owner's name.
ushabti
Accepted term: 20-May-2024