Shabti of Sety I

M13579

On display

Mummiform shabti wearing a plain tripartite wig rudimentarily carved, worn low on the forehead. The face is small and fairly round in shape; the eyes are large but poorly defined. The nose is heavily rubbed. The ears are simply defined. The arms are 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 fairly broad and the small buttocks are gently defined. Only a few traces of varnish remain, mostly around the hands, and the left side of the face. 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. One of fifteen wooden shabtis of Sety I in World Museum's collection.