To ensure a new life after death for deceased people of higher rank, tombs in ancient. Egypt contained, among other objects, statuettes representing Ushabtis (servants). Their task was to carry out the manual work necessary for the hereafter.
In our time, we do not seek to organize our afterlife, rather we aspire to eternal youth. Beauty treatments seem to aim at maintaining an illusion of immortality in earthly life. Here, the Ushabtis are transposed onto our contemporary world through containers of beauty products.
100 cm x 60 cm x 13 cm
Egyptian blue-glazed faience, 2022