Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy
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Victorian Grand Tour Egyption Shabti Mummy

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A grand tour shabti doll, made from a clay composite material and dating from circa 1890 - 1910.

Shabti dolls (also known as shawbti and ushabti) were funerary figures in ancient Egypt who accompanied the deceased to the after-life. Their name is derived from the Egyptian for stick but also corresponds to the word for `answer' and so the shabtis were known as `The Answerers'.

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The primary value of the Grand Tour lay in its exposure to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to the aristocratic and fashionably polite society of the European continent. In addition, it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art, and possibly the only chance to hear certain music.

A Grand Tour could last anywhere from several months to several years. It was commonly undertaken in the company of a cicerone, a knowledgeable guide or tutor.

Objects such as this one were made as souvenirs to sell to the young travellers to back home with them.