Shabti of Sety I



Mummiform shabti wearing a fairly well carved plain tripartite wig with narrow front lappets which are quite widely spaced. The face is fairly round, pushing forwards somewhat. The eyes are poorly worked, the nose is wide and fairly bulbous, the ears are very large. The arms are quite thin, clearly crossed right over left above the waist, hands carrying hoes indicated in the modelling. The buttocks are gently defined. Traces of varnish remain all over except for the rear lappet of the wig. The shabti is inscribed with the throne name of the pharaoh Sety I, Menmmatra, within a cartouche and the 6th Chapter of the Book of the Dead. Carved from wood and coated with black resin.