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Fragment of shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy) ?

This is one ankle and foot fragment of a shawabty, probably belonging to King Piankhy. There are possible slight traces of text in black ink. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750 -...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru?. 1919: 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 Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C. ?

Findspot

el-Kurru ?, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13963

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes