A shabti, also known as an ushabti, is usually a small mummiform figurine found in many ancient Egyptian tombs.
They are usually made of blue or green glazed faience, but also occur in stone, pottery and wood, and the odd rarity in glass and bronze.
The meaning of the Egyptian term is uncertain, however one possible translation is ‘answerer’, as they were believed to answer their master’s call to work as servants in the afterlife.

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