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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a fragment of a face of a shawabty belonging to 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 instead....

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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: 7 x 2.8 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-1094

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes