Shabtis were intended to perform work that the deceased was called upon to do in the afterlife. More than two hundred shabti fragments inscribed for Akhenaten are known, and their existence suggests that belief in the afterlife and certain aspects of traditional funerary practices survived during the Amarna period. However, Akhenaten's shabtis are inscribed only with the king's names and titles, not the standard shabti text.
Quartzite, fine-grained, white
H 12.78 cm, W 8.1 cm, D 5.7 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Egyptian - Oriental Collection