From: Rhett Bourland <rbourlan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:35 2004
Yep, you are correct. The Egyptians believed that since they had workers to
get their food and do their bidding for them and what not when they were
alive that they would also need them once they moved on to the next world.
So, depending on the period in which they passed away, they would have
either wooden or faience statues made to do their bidding in the afterlife
and be buried with them. The one that I'm offering isn't a very special or
particularly nice one but is still a faience one from the late kingdom
(approximately 600-300 b.c.).
[mailto:meteorite-list-admin_at_meteoritecentral.com]On Behalf Of Rob and
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2000 10:18 PM
To: tett; meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Trade
If memory serves, a ushabti is a little stone mummy lookin' dude that used
be buried with important real mummy dudes to do their business for them in
afterlife. Is there a prize for guessing right?
> I'll bite.
> What's a ushabti?
> Rhett Bourland wrote:
> > Hi, I know some of you collect artifacts as well. Due to my wife's just
> > being creeped out by it I've got a 2 inch Egyptian ushabti to trade for
> > meteorite. If anyone is interested please let me know.
> > Thanks,
> > Rhett Bourland
> > www.evansville.net/~rbourlan
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