Updates

25-05-2017
Page ‘Pharaohs
The only known ushabti from Psamtek III is removed from the Pharaoh page because my earlier doubts are supported by a basalt (stone) replica of Tuthmoses III that might be from the same workshop.

On the Pharaoh page I wrote that the Psamtek III was a strange anomaly. Nobody known to me has seen it and another ushabti of stone from this period (around 525 BC) was not known to me either. The discovery of the Tuthmoses III fake convinced me that the Psamtek is from recent date. Maybe even from the Grand Tour period when high end fakes and replica’s were sold to tourists.

On the left fake Tuthmoses III, basalt, auction Coutau-Bégarie 31/05/17, lot 184.
Photo: catalogue Coutau-Bégarie
On the right assumed fake Psamtek III, stone, 27 cm, somewhere in the South of Germany.
Photo: unknown

17-04-2017
Page ‘Royal Cache DB320
In February, I found the second shabti coffin of the Third Intermediate High priest Pinedjem I in the Mummification Museum in Luxor. I was surprised that it was completely different from the one in Cairo. The size looks similar but this one has 3 compartments, the one in Cairo 2. The beautiful decoration is also different.

I estimated the size of the boxes, but they might differ from my compilation. The vertical stroke below right in front of the side panel is part of the cabinet and the left panel is mirrored.

Backside shabtibox Pinedjem I in the Mummification Museum of Luxor

11-04-2016
Page ‘Sources
Released today a superb catalogue of the shabtis in the Liverpool Museum by Glenn Janes, see example. The photos are life-size and of excellent quality. The references, written details and translation of hieroglyphs are outstanding. A ‘must have’ for museums, antiquities dealers and collectors of ancient Egyptian artifacts. See www.shabtis.com

04-04-2016
Page ‘Chronology
Shabti of Hat JE39590, Adjutant reign of Akhenaton, before and after the robbery at the Cairo Museum

21-02-2016
Page ‘Pharaohs
Thanks to courtesy of a Dutch collector a photo is added of the only known complete specimen of 26th Dynasty King Ahmose II

21-01-2016
Page ‘Sources
Dr. Bron Lipkin’s site added with information about fakes. Spanish site of Moises Gonzalez Sucías added with loads of information.

03-01-2016
Page ‘Royal Cache
Picture Overseer 2 of Isetemkheb D added
This photo completes the Royal Cache overview
Photo courtesy of GJ

03-01-2016
Page ‘Royal Cache
Picture Nesykhonsu A, worker 3 added. Smaller broad specimen with necklace and bracelet
Photo courtesy of GJ

26-12-2015
Page ‘Special shabtis
Wax funerary figure with golden mask added

23-12-2015
Page ‘Pharaos
Good photo pharaoh Piye (Phianky, 25th Dyn) added from the Cairo Museum 12-2015

22-12-2015
Page ‘Determine age
Renewed to offer an easy comprehensive overview

14-12-2015
Launching www.ushabtis.com from Cairo with a view on the old Cairo Museum
December 14 at 4 pm