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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a fragment of part of the head and torso of a shawabty of King Taharqa. When complete, the figure wears a bulging bag (khat) headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. Here the hands are opposed resting on the chest. In each hand the figure holds a hoe and a cord to a small bag slung...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) stairs, thieves' debris before thieves' hole. 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: 17.5 x 10.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14845

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes