Blue glazed composition shabti of Sety I: the lower leg section is lost. With details painted in black (probably manganese dioxide), Sety I is shown wealing the striped royal 'nemes' headcloth, once equipped with a rearing cobra above his brow, a broad collar that imitates glazed composition beads, and bracelets that also would have been of glazed composition. In each hand he holds a hoe, and from over his proper left shoulder hangs a rectangular grain bag - agricultural instruments recalling the function of such shabtis as servants for manual labour in the Beyond. The tasks are enumerated in the carefully drawn bands of text drawn from Chapter 6 of the 'Book of the Dead'. Though mould-made, details of the facial features, hoes, and grain bag were probably added with a sharp tool before firing, a general practice that accounts for the variation of features in mould-made shabtis.The lack of glaze in the devices suggests the piece was self-glazed. Blue glazed composition chalice: with a tall trumpet-like cup in the form of a blue lotus. It is exceptional in its elegant proportions and detailed floral relief on both stem and cup. The cup portion was made over a form, giving the interior a smooth surface, while the exterior relief decoration was painstakingly hand carved. A profusion of petals, some with central veining, have at their base eight papyrus umbels alternating with five smaller ones below; along the mould-made stem and flaring foot are inverted palm leaves. All are depicted with crisp precision, and must surely be the result of additional hand tooling after removal from the mould. Other details also appear to have been strengthened before firing. The stem was attached to the cup with a watery glazed composition paste that has obscured some of the decoration at the area of join. The foot has been repaired. Bellied pottery jar with pierced lug handles, a flat base and a flat everted rim; decorated with representations of many-oared boats in red on a buff surface.
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