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Foreman shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy)

Fragment of foreman figure of shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy). The lower part of the kilt, hips and thighs of the shawabty. The left leg is advanced, the right hand is at the side. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 17 (tomb of Piankhy (Piye). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 2 cm (1 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1869

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes