Date: New Kingdom (1550–1069 B.C.)
Maker: Egyptian
Dimensions: 6 5/8 H x 2 ¼ W x 1 ¼ Diam.
Materials: Wood
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.29
Shabtis first became common during the New Kingdom. They served as magical substitutes for the deceased and performed chores in the afterlife. Shabtis were made from various materials including stone, pottery, faience, and wood, which was often painted.