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Egyptian Ushabti figure

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Hieroglyphs at front. MANU Goshen Egypt The Egyptian Ushabti figures were very important in old Egyptian religion.
The figures would be buried with the deceased and would so travel with them to the afterlife.
The first figures appeared around the 12th dynasty (1800BC) and were crude depictions of humans.
By the 18th dynasty, the figures were very detailed, showing both faces and limbs alongside the hieroglyphs.
The idea was that they would act as workers for the deceased in the afterlife, and do the things that was expected of the deceased.
Most likely the depiction of an overseer as his left arm is raised and he is wearing an apron.