Egyptian Ushabti Figurines Photos

In ancient Egypt, ushabti aka shawabti figurines were placed in tombs to symbolize the servants or minions the tomb's owner would need in the afterlife. The practice started in the Old Kingdom (c2600-2100 BCE). Other small statuettes of gods are included on this page.

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Ushebtis figures used to do work for departed in the afterlife at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian grave Shawabti figures represented workers required in the afterlife from Deir el-Bahri cache at Thebes at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.Egyptian Shawabti at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Egyptian Shawabti of Lady Sati probably from Saqqara at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Ushebtis figures used to do work for departed in the afterlife at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian grave Shawabti figures (Dynasty 21) represented workers required in the afterlife from Deir el-Bahri cache at Thebes at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.Egyptian Shawabti (1069 BCE-50 CE) at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Egyptian Shawabti of Lady Sati (c1390-1352 BCE / Dynasty 18) probably from Saqqara at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Steatite stone Ushabti to perform tasks in afterlife at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Egyptian painted wooden model boat at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Funerary model of cattle at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Plowing man wood tomb carving at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.
Steatite stone Ushabti to perform tasks in afterlife (Dynasty 19 - c1292-1189 BCE) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Egyptian painted wooden model boat (c2055-1784 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Funerary model of cattle (12th Dynasty - c1900 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Plowing man wood tomb carving (Dynasty 12 - c1991-1802 BCE) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.
Figures depicting scorned Nubian enemy of Egypt at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian wooden protective figure of falcon Horus & baboon Hapy & jackal at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze family of Osiris at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Collection of Egyptian god statues at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Figures depicting scorned Nubian enemy of Egypt (1350-400 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian wooden protective figure of falcon Horus & baboon Hapy & jackal (746-332 BCE) (Late Period) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Bronze family of Osiris (7th-2nd C BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Collection of Egyptian god statues (c664-30 BCE) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Figures of local gods displayed on map of Nile around upper Egypt at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Figures of local gods displayed on map of Nile around delta of Lower Egypt at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.

Figures of local gods (14th-1st C BCE) displayed on map of Nile around upper Egypt at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Figures of local gods (14th-1st C BCE) displayed on map of Nile around delta of Lower Egypt at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.


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