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Archeological Object

Ushabti of Seti I

Ushabti of Seti I

Ushabti figurines, or "the respondent" in the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead, which reported in six lines on the body. The chapter refers to the possibility of these figurines to become animated and answer to the deceased who he evokes to help him in the hard work which also in the afterlife requires the work of the fields. The formula contains clearly distinguishable the names of Pharaoh Seti I. We know that the tomb was discovered looted by Giovanni Belzoni but inside there were many faïence and wooden  ushabti, wich are now in various museums.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 217-220
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

The Valley of the Kings, Thebes

  Definizione: Funerary statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Ushabti of Seti I

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XIX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Height: 18,3
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet. The two statues are missing toes, the head is partially damaged, perhaps due to a loss of the bitumen coating.

1974, Aubert J.F. “Statuettes égyptiennes, chauabtis", Paris, p.79, tav.10-13

1977, Schneider H.D., “Shabtis”, Leiden, p.30, tav.83

1983, Donatelli L., “La raccolta egizia di Giuseppe Acerbi”, Mantova, p. 82