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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a fragment of the ankles and foot of a shawabty of King Taharqa. When complete, this type consists of a figure wearing a bulging bag (khat) headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The hands are usually opposed resting on the chest, although occasionally the arms may be crossed...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Building (church) 100, but originally from 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: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-153

Medium or Technique

Red-brown serpentinized rock

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes