The Egyptian Museum of Florence has one of the most important ushabti collections in Italy and Europe. The collection contains around eight hundred ushabtis, which originally belonged to different collections: Granducale, Nizzoli, Rosellini, Ricci, Schiaparelli. Other smaller groups contain objects belonging to different sources collected within the 19th and 20th centuries. The ushabti corpus of Florence belongs to the end of the Second Intermediate and Roman Period. In 2008, the Ushabti Project was started by the Egyptology and the Coptic Civilization Study Centre J.F. Champollion of Genoa, in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum of Florence, which were interested in a complete study and scientific publication of a new catalogue concerning the ushabti collection. The catalogue is divided into several volumes, providing a complete documentation of the Florence ushabti collection. This volume contains a general introduction about the history of the collection, the abbreviations and textual codes, the records, a photographic section, a useful index and a bibliography.AUTHOR
Giacomo Cavillier, Egittologo, Collaboratore Scientifico del Museo Egizio di Firenze, Direttore del Centro Studi di Egittologia e Civiltà Copta J.F.Champollion di Genova e Direttore della Missione Italiana a Luxor. Giacomo Cavillier, Egyptologist, Scientific Collaborator of the Egyptian Museum in Florence, Director of the Egyptology and Coptic Civilization Study Centre J.F.Champollion in Genoa, Director of the Italian Mission in Luxor.