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Cylindrical fragments

This object consists of two cylindrical fragments of faience. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750 - 270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ from them in many features of their iconography. For...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Queen Naparaye), from debris in Chambers A and B. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 1.7 cm (1 1/4 x 11/16 in.) Overall: 1.7 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.13960

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments