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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a lower legs and foot fragment of a large scale shawabty of King Taharqa. The object was broken in three pieces and is not mended. There are 2 complete and one partial horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of body, it does not extend to the back of the figure. When...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 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: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.14637

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes