[meteorite-list] Trade - ushabti
From: Robert Beauford <wendirob_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:35 2004
You pretty much have it right. By the late Ptolemaic period and the era of
Roman domination, pretty much everyone could be buried with them, not just
important folks. They were mass produced in molds at the later stages.
This is mostly when the little ones like this come from. The idea was that
if you purchased and buried your friend with one of these, they could have a
servant or servants in the afterlife even if they couldn't afford servants
Best cheap book on the subject is Stewart, Harry 'Egyptian Shabtis' Shire
Egyptology Series. Published in England for about $8. Available several
places on the net.
> 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?
> Rob Wesel
> tett wrote:
> > I'll bite.
> > What's a ushabti?
> > Tett
> > Rhett Bourland wrote:
> > > Hi, I know some of you collect artifacts as well. Due to my wife's
> > > being creeped out by it I've got a 2 inch Egyptian ushabti to trade
> > > meteorite. If anyone is interested please let me know.
> > > Thanks,
> > > Rhett Bourland
> > > www.evansville.net/~rbourlan
> > >
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