Shabti of Sety I


Blue glaze faience fragment from the leg area of a shabti of the pharaoh Sety I. Three horizontal bands of inscription preserve part of the 6th Chapter of the Book of the Dead and the cartouche of Sety I. From Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings, KV 17, but recorded as being from Saqqara by the collector, Revd. John Greville Chester. Transliteration and translation of the inscription: ... i [SAb.ty] i[pn] i[r?] sA Ra sty-Mry-(n)-PtH r ir.t kA(.t) nb(.t) ir(.t) irr.t im (m) Xr.t-nTr srwD sx.t ..., "… O, these [shabtis], if one reckons, the Son of Re, Seti, Beloved (of) Ptah, to do all the works to be done there in the realm of the dead, to cultivate the fields …".