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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa. No text remains. When complete, there are nine or ten horizontal lines of unframed, incised text on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. There is a footmark on the bottom of the foot which is...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) I E near door. March 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-327

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes