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  - "Servants of the Beyond"
  - Head of a Cycladic idol
Patrick de Pertat - Ring with three intaglio
  - Ungentarium with a bulbous belly
  - Female head
  - Ushebti of Tjws (Thiuos)
  - Cup
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"Servants of the Beyond"

Egypt, Late Period.

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Funeral servants appointed in Egyptian shaouabtis then ushabtis, a term meaning "those who respond," are double of the deceased first, then actually servants mummified and holding agricultural implements.

Appearing in the Middle Kingdom, they were manufactured until the Ptolemaic period.
They can be made ​​of wood or stone, but the vast majority is faience green or blue.

Text is often written in hieroglyphs on the body:
This is an excerpt from the Book of the Dead, a collection of formulas responsible for guiding the deceased in the afterlife, which takes the form of an injunction to ushabti for that he "responds" at the place of death to the call to perform in the afterlife, agricultural work.

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