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SHABTIS
The Shabti Spell

The shabti spell gave the instructions intended for the figurines as they went about their duties on behalf of the deceased in the Afterlife. The spell is taken from Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead, the earliest version of which appeared in the Coffin Texts of the Middle Kingdom, - ‘Spell for making an ushebti work (for a man) in the God’s Land.’ It was inscribed on the shabtis with certain variations depending at which time they were made. Sometimes the complete spell was used, or certain clauses were omitted. Very often, as seen in the Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period, only the Osiris name and title of the deceased was given.
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