Shabtis and  ancient Egypt
The Shabti Collections
The Amasis Collection
SHABTIS A Private View
Glenn Janes
The Amasis Collection

The Amasis Collection  is a major collection of Egyptian antiquities. In this catalogue, the author has focused on an important group of shabti figures in the Collection, each of which has been fully researched including full details of provenance. Many illustrious names are to be found in the list of owners, including 30 shabtis for kings, queens and their families.

The Amasis Collection, which includes artefacts from a number of different cultures and periods, was started in the 1960s by a dedicated couple from Amsterdam and until now only a small number of people have ever been allowed to see it. One of the lucky ones was the Dutch artist and author Jean Thomassen who was given permission to publish photos and information about several pieces in his books.

Shabtis from Gerard van Hulst’s Collection are included in this catalogue together with examples from the famous collector and dealer Dr. John Möger and numerous others.

A few pages show other highlights from The Amasis Collection.

335 pages 297mm x 210mm
Hard back
Many full colour and black and white photos.

plus p & p
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P & P: £13.00
Mainland Europe
P & P: £15.00
Rest of the world
P & P: £27.00
Summary and
High quality colour photographs throughout
Foreword byDutch artist and author
Jean Thomassen
Full description with parallels
Essay on the
Deir el-Bahari Cashes
Shabti box for Hor-em-Khebit
With this volume, Janes reaches the apogee of his shabti achievements. Photography is, without exception, exemplary. Even if the reader has no real research interest in the material, the illustrations are sumptuous and a testament to the quality of minor arts in funerary production. It is difficult to overstate the meticulous amount of research that has gone into the production of this volume. For breadth and depth, brilliant photography and full contextualisation, this is about as good as it gets for shabtis.
Campbell Price, Ancient Egypt Magazine