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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a lower legs fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa. When complete, there are typically nine or ten horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of the body which do not extend to the back of the figure. Here, there are 3 horizontal lines of very worn incised unframed text on...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) dump debris. 1918: 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 4.2 cm (2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-621

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes