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Ushabti -- ancient Egyptian talisman (replica)


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You can own this USHABTI replica that has an amazing historical connection to the sinking of the Titanic and The Unsinkable Molly Brown!

3" tall -- made of ceramic -- teal blue in color

$7.50 each

Ushabti - an ancient Egyptian sphinx-like talisman that was often placed in royal tombs for assistance in the afterlife. It is also reputed to be a talisman of good luck for the living.

This 3" tall ushabti is an almost identical replica of the one taken by Margaret Brown -- better known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" -- onto a lifeboat as she escaped the sinking of the Titanic.

According to legend, Margaret Brown visited Egypt prior to boarding the Titanic at Cherbourg in France. During the visit, she was warned by an Egyptian soothsayer that she would be in danger if she traveled on the water. Just in case the soothsayer's prediction might come true, Margaret purchased a small ushabti to carry with her as a good luck talisman. On April 15, 1912, the night that the Titanic sank, Margaret left the ship in a lifeboat, carrying with her just $500 in cash, a blanket and the small ushabti.

Today, Margaret Brown's ushabti is on exhibit at the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.