By Robert Partridge
Last updated 2011-02-17
Tutankhamun's tomb contained 413 Ushabti figures, intended to represent the king and to help him with certain duties in the afterlife. Some are very simple, but others, such as the one here, were carved from wood and are portraits of the king.
The figure is shown as a wrapped mummy wearing a gilded crown and holding the royal emblems, the Crook and the Flail.
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