Ancient Egyptian Antiquities The Servant King Statue Egyptian Ushabti BC. An Egyptian Ushabti, also known as shabti or shawabti, is a small funerary figurine that was commonly placed in tombs in ancient Egypt. The term "ushabti" is derived from the ancient Egyptian word "wsb" or "wsbt, " which means "answerer" or he who responds. Ushabtis were typically made from various materials such as wood, clay, faience, or stone. They were designed to resemble a mummy, often with crossed arms holding agricultural tools like hoes and baskets.The number of ushabtis placed in a tomb varied; some tombs contained just a few, while others could hold hundreds. The primary purpose of ushabtis was to serve the deceased in the afterlife. They were believed to come to life and perform tasks on behalf of the deceased in the Field of Reeds, an idealized version of the afterlife where the deceased would enjoy eternal bliss. Please feel free to contact me for anyquestion. I will try to get back to you within 24 hours. We will do everything to keep you happy.