Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium
Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium

Egyptian Ushabti Figure - Medium

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Ushabti is just one of the names given to these common Ancient Egyptian funerary figures. They are also known as Shabti or Shawabti, with several spelling variations. The use of Ushabti began in the Old Kingdom of Egypt around 2600 to 2100 BCE. They are so common an artefact for this period that they appear in most Egyptian exhibitions and displays. 

Made of various materials and in various sizes, including life-sized, these figures were produced in large numbers and placed in the tombs of the deceased to act as servants to the dead. 

It was common for these figures to have hieroglyphs written on them, although many figures appear without the inscription as the writing has not withstood the tests of time. These inscriptions were short spells from the Book of the Dead, the Ancient  Egyptian funerary text written to guide the deceased through their journey into the afterlife.  

 Materials

White Earthenware or Pipeclay

Dimensions

Approx. 220 mm tall, 70 mm wide at the base.

Production

This replica has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. It has been fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade to emulate the same techniques the original potters would have employed. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, a standard feature of the original pottery, giving each piece a unique character.

Postage

All items are sent using a second-class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first class, please get in touch with us for a quote. Many Thanks

 

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RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering. 

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