Set of 3 volumes books, Shabtis by Hans D Schneider
Extremely rare to find and in mint condition.
Signed by author in 2009
Published: 1977, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Amount of pages: Vol. 1: 366, Vol. 2: 254, Vol. 3: approx. 90 plates
English Content: General description as well as the shabtis in Leiden, the Netherlands.
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It was written by Prof. Hans D. Schneider and published in 1977 in a limited amount of copies. Unfortunately no reprint is ever made. Prof. Schneider informed me that a reprint will not be made because he feels it requires an update on the references in the book before a reprint is made. Even so, this book remains the best shabti book ever made. The first volume gives a very good description of the shabti concept and also provides a good study on Chapter Six as often found on ushabtis.
The second volume describes the huge amount of shabtis in the Leiden museum (many hundreds) and the typology used by him is followed by many others, and also forms the basis of this website.
Finally the third volume consists of plates with many of the shabtis from all four sides