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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a lower legs and foot fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa. There are seven horizontal lines of unframed, incised text on the front of the figure. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) A V 6. 1917: 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-979

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes