Shabti of Sety I card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Sety I


Currently not on display


Mummiform shabti wearing a fairly well carved plain tripartite wig with long lappets, worn quite low on the forehead. The face is fairly round in shape. The eyes are poorly defined. The nose is broad but damaged. The ears are simply defined. The arms are clearly crossed right over left above the waist. The shabti does not carry implements in its hands and there is no basket on the back. The body is quite broad and the buttocks are defined. Traces of varnish remain especially on the chest, and around the ears. 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 with remains of resin coating. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection.