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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 tip of the beard is chipped and there are chips off the back of the headdress. When complete, shawabtys of King Amtalqa have eight horizontal lines...

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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: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-838

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes