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Final Farewell: The Culture of Death and the Afterlife

Journey to the Field of Reeds: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

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Ushabti of a Man Named ZedherUshabti of a Man Named Zedher

The figurine is depicted in a mummified state with his arms crossed over his chest, the typical convention for ushabti images. It was common for Egyptian tombs to have multiple ushabtis, or substitute laborers, which could continually perform tasks for the deceased.

Ushabti of a Man Named Zedher
Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 33,
ca. 380–343 B.C.E.
Faience
(X-5)

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