Shabti of Sety I card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shabti of Sety I


Currently not on display


Mummiform shabti wearing a long plain tripartite wig with narrow front lappets. The face is small, the eyes are poorly worked and the nose is rubbed. The ears are faintly suggested in the modelling. The arms are quite thin, crossed right over left above the waist. The body is long, and slender in profile; faintly modelled buttocks are quite high on the body. The shabti does not carry implements in its hands and there is no basket on the back. 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 junipr wood and coated with black resin. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface loss, bitumen is crystallizing and flaking off, surface dirt.