Shabti of Sety I



Mummiform shabti wearing a well carved and quite voluminous plain tripartite wig. The face is round, the eyes poorly worked, the nose is small and rubbed. The ears point backwards somewhat. The arms are quite thin, but well defined, crossed right over left above the waist. The body is broad at the hips, and the buttocks are gently defined. The shabti does not carry implements in its hands and there is no basket on the back. Traces of varnish remain on the lower body and back as well as on the chest and face. 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 juniper wood and coated with black resin. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, holed, surface loss, some flaking of bitumen, surface dirt.