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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 object was broken in 15 pieces and many chips and is not mended. Photo B 2920 shows the fragment unbroken. When complete, shawabtys of King Amtalqa...

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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.

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka (Amtalqa), 568–555 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest fragment: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.) Smallest fragment: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes