Two fine examples of ushabti are pictured below. Ushabti are Egyptian funerary figurines intended to act as servants or minions in the afterlife for the deceased. Oftentimes, they were depicted as farm laborers with a hoe and bushel. Along with scarabs (also on display in the gallery), these are the most common Egyptian artifacts found in collections.
Please visit Gallery 203 on the upper level of Hewes Library during regular daily hours and enjoy viewing these artifacts in person.