Shabtis and  ancient Egypt
The Shabti Collections
The Amasis Collection
SHABTIS A Private View
Glenn Janes
World Museum, Liverpool

With over 16,000 items, World Museum in Liverpool has one of the largest and international important Egyptology collections in the UK. It is a very representative collection of ancient Egyptian material culture that spans from the Prehistoric (c 5300 BC) to the end of the Byzantine Period (642 AD). There are 1300 items on display and the collection is actively used in research and teaching, mainly through links with Liverpool University, which is the largest teaching centre of Egyptology in the UK.

The story of Liverpool’s Egyptology collection starts with goldsmith Joseph Mayer opening his Egyptian Museum in 1852. His collection was based on purchases of important collections made by diplomats and travellers in the early 1800s, such as Henry Salt. In 1867 he donated the collection to ‘The Liverpool Free Library and Museum’ (now World Museum) which made it the most important public Egyptology collection after the British Museum.

Following Mayer’s donation the museum began to sponsor excavators working in Egypt, and with agreement of the Egyptian authorities was rewarded with newly excavated artefacts. Between 1883 and 1971 the collection was systematically enhanced through subscription to excavations in Egypt conducted by the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, the British School of Archaeology in Egypt and the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology.

590 pages 297mm x 210mm
Soft  back
Over 600  colour photos
Olicar House Publications, England

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Introduction by
Ashley Cooke, Senior Curator of Antiquities
Full description of shabti
High quality colour photographs throughout
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Inscription with transliteration