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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a head and shoulder fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Taharqa. The face, beard and uraeus are missing. All detail has been worn away from the front right of the torso. When complete, this type consists of a figure wearing a bulging bag (khat) headdress with uraeus and has a long...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (Tomb of Taharqa) I E near door. From Sudan, Nubia, Nuri. 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: 10 x 8.9 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-329

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes