Shabti Sculpture #458
Shabtis were placed in the tomb among the gods of the grave, acting as a substitute for the dead. The Egyptians believed that when they passed into the afterlife they would be called to do manual labour. The shabtis would then take their place and do the work, leaving the deceased to rest in peace. Shabtis from famous tombs are very rare, reflecting their high value.
The item can be found in the City once the Egyptian Archaeology History course has been completed.