A bright blue Shabti Fragment for the great 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Seti I.
Menmaatre Seti I, "mn-m3‘t-r‘ ", (Sethos in Greek). The name 'Seti' means 'of Set', which tell us that he was consecrated to the deity 'Set'.
This fragment of Seti I's shabti is still vivid with colour and black painted decoration especially on the crook. Although a fragment of a once complete shabti, this really is a magnificent piece of ancient history to own. Handled by famous Egyptologist Peter Clayton of the British Museum who confirmed this to be a shabti for Sety I. This was also in the collection of Geoffrey Metz prior.
Seti I, was a pharaoh of the New Kingdom during the 19th Dynasty (1294 - 1279 BC). He was the son of the great Pharaoh Rameses I and father to one of the most famous of Egyptian Pharaoh's, Rameses II.
After the enormous social upheavals generated by Akhenaten's religious reform, Seti I prioritised the re-establishment of order in the New Kingdom and reaffirmed rule over the Canaan and Syria. There are many military recordings of this on the front of the Temple of Amun, in Karnak. Seti's greatest of achievements was the capture of the Syrian town of Kadesh and neighbouring territory of Amurru from the Hittite Empire.
Seti I's tomb is one of the most highly decorated of tombs in Egypt's long history. Discovered by the famed Egyptologist and strongman Giovanni Battista Belzoni in 1817.
Origin: Egypt, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty 1294 - 1279 BC.
Size: 5.5cm x 2.7cm
Ex. Private Collection, Denmark, Hans Moller Hansen. Hansen acquired many stunning Egyptian antiquities during his visit to Egypt in the late 1920's. After his parting in 1958, many of the items in his collection was passed down to his daughter and then to her son. Many of the items in this collection have been treasured by the family for over 90 years. It is with great honour Pegasus Gallery Antiquities offers these for sale to the market. This would have been found in the Valley of the Kings.
Ref: These items were handled and confirmed to be as such by Famous Egyptologist Peter Clayton of the British Museum