Shabti of Sety I



Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig which is quite boldly carved and fairly voluminous. The face is fairly round in shape. The eyes are poorly defined. The nose is broad. The ears are quite large and comparatively well modelled. The arms are crossed but lack definition. The body is fairly broad and the buttocks are gently defined. Patches of varnish remain, notably on the neck, chest, left side of the wig, and around the arms. It is mounted on a plinth with the label: "ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PORTRAIT STATUETTE. Carved in wood and finely preserved BC 1600. Excavated at Luxor". Ex Lord Amherst Collection. Sticker on front: "124". Measurements do not include the plith.