Shabti of Sety I



Mummiform shabti wearing a fairly well carved plain tripartite wig which is quite voluminous and worn low on the forehead. The face is small and fairly round in shape. The eyes are poorly defined. The nose is broad and rubbed. The ears are very indistinct. The forearms are not modelled. The body is quite narrow and the buttocks are gently defined. Only a few traces of varnish remain on the wig, and behind the left upper arm. 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 wood with remains of resin coating. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection.