Shabti of Sety I



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig rudimentarily carved with narrow front lappets and worn low on the forehead. The face is fairly round in shape, the eyes are poorly defined. The nose is wide, fairly bulbous and rubbed. The ears are simply defined. The arms are fairly thin, crossed right over left above the waist. The body is quite broad and the buttocks are gently defined. Traces of varnish remain, mostly behind the upper arms, and the sides of the face. The shabti is inscribed with the throne name of the pharaoh Sety I, Menmmatra, within a cartouche and with the 6th Chapter of the Book of the Dead. Carved from wood and coated with black resin. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection.