Ancient Worlds: Shabtis
I’ve been meaning to check in at the Manchester Museum recently as the new Ancient Worlds exhibition had opened. I remember many years ago, travelling to Manchester to visit the museum as my undergraduate dissertation was on Ancient Egyptian tomb decoration and I wanted to have a look at some of the tomb stelae. I now take for granted working a few buildings away. Anyway, the new exhibition is definately worth a visit, they really have transformed the collection, and it certainly appears as if there is a lot more on display. A particular display which caught my eye was that of the Shabti’s (small figures designed to be servants in the afterlife). I think the most I have seen together has been in the British Museum together in London, for me this was one of the most eye catching exhibits.
If you’re interested in the Egyptian collections at the Manchester Museum they have a blog too – check it out here.