The Manchester Museum shabti collection is now available online. Shabti scholar Glenn Janes has updated his now sold out print catalogue of over 500 pages and made it available for online viewing for GBP 20 in a fully searchable e-book in flip-book format. If you do not have the book this is a must have. One of the first books I grab for research for parallels as there are so many in this excellent and well reseached book.
In this publication i have updated the parallels for Psamtek son of Mery-Neith with the new examples that have come to light, following our book with the similar name. Priority has been given to the private collection examples and their current whereabouts.
In this all new publication a parallel overview is provided for the worker shabtis of Tayu-heret, buried at the famous Royal Cache. Credits go to Patrice Renault who wrote most of this article and identified at least 4 significant different sets. The worker shabtis of Tayu-heret are very beautiful and of the highest quality. Strangely so, only 59 workers are known, of the likely original 365! If people know of ones we have missed, please send it to us for addition. The overseers were published earlier here.
Striding shabtis are surprisingly rare and they can be cleary dated to a specific time. Read all about it in the newly published shabti as SC/151!