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  • n. Plural form of ushabti.


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  • ARCHAEOLOGY: Were any other funerary furnishings present, ushabtis (servant figures), canopic jars, or the like?

    KV 63: A Look at the New Tomb

  • He could see gold and silver bowls and cups, ushabtis, and the intact pink granite sarcophagus of Psusennes.

    Treasures of Tanis

  • Still remaining, however, was a fabulous quartzite sarcophagus for Osorkon's son, Takelot II; hundreds of ushabtis (figurines of servants that would magically come to life and serve the pharaoh in the next world); alabaster jars; and other objects.

    Treasures of Tanis

  • As he lifted vases and ushabtis from their packing crates, he marveled, as he always did, at the craftsmanship.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • Around its base were 408 faience ushabtis (statuettes of servants for the next world) and four canopic vessels with human-headed lids, one significantly larger than the others.

    Czech Egyptologists Open Shaft Tomb, Identify Royal Burial at Abusir

  • Pots of baked clay, scraps of wood from furniture and coffins, alabaster jars, ushabtis, and dozens of other items overflowed the packing cases onto tables and desk.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • Glaze deep blue 1500, brilliant blue 1400, poor blue 1300, green 1200: deep blue ushabtis 1100, pale and rough 1000.

    How to Observe in Archaeology

  • By an inexplicable chance, there was lying on the ground, among some stones, a plaster cast taken from his face immediately after his death for the use of the sculptors of his funeral furniture; with it were the spoilt rough blocks of granite _ushabtis_ for his tomb.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • All the furniture of the graves -- beads, slate palettes, green paint, ashes, flint knives and pottery -- were of novel types, and without any admixture of the mirrors, ushabtis, scarabs, or any of the other furniture of ordinary tombs.

    El Kab

  • The system of tomb furniture and decoration, of _ka_ statues, of _ushabtis_ or figures to work for the deceased, and the models placed in foundation deposits, all show how a model was supposed to have the efficacy of an actual reality.

    Egyptian Tales, Translated from the Papyri First series, IVth to XIIth dynasty


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