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Fragment of shawabty of King Aramatelka (Amtalqa)

This is a head fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Amtalqa. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The beard and uraeus are chipped and the left lappet is chipped off. When complete, shawabtys of King Amtalqa have eight horizontal lines of incised text...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9 (tomb of Aramatelka). 1917: 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 Aramatelka (Amtalqa), 568–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-836

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes