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Fragment of shawabty

This is a feet fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified king or queen. It ahs a 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 features of their...

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Provenance

Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal ?, Nubia, (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.5 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm (1 x 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16670

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes