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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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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C. ?


el-Kurru ?, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes