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Foot fragment of shawabty

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. 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...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, found in Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry) but intrusive. 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, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13959

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes