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I know what a shabti is, but what is the uniqueness in shabti that makes it valuable. I tried searching shabti, but all I got is: "They are small man like clay figures who come to life to serve their master." So the question is, what is so unique about ushabti that makes them valued and popular? (Note: ushabti is the plural noun of shabti)

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I've linked in the wikipedia page for it. Is there something you want to know about that isn't on that page? –  T.E.D. Jan 29 '13 at 1:08
    
@Daniel Palamarchuk I'm not exactly sure that it was the uniqueness of the Ushabti that made them useful, and more that it would help people out in the afterlife. The inherent assumption that people wanted Ushabti for their uniqueness is probably incorrect. –  Reliable Source Jan 29 '13 at 2:01
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