Shabti of Sety I



Mummiform shabti wearing a fairly well carved plain tripartite wig. The face is fairly round in shape, the eyes are poorly defined. The nose is broad, indistinct and rubbed. The ears are simply defined, the left is higher than the right. The arms are fairly thin, crossed right over left above the waist. The shabti does not carry implements in its hands and there is no basket on the back. The body is quite broad and the buttocks are gently defined. Only a few traces of varnish remain, mostly around the ears, the sides of the face, and on the chest. 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. Feet missing. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection.