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Fragment of a shawabty of King Nastasen

This is a fragment of a torso of King Nastasan. There are two partial registers with some text. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, pyramid 15 (tomb of King Nastasen) 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Nastasen, about 335–315 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14360

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes