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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a upper back fragment showing the pigtail and seedbags 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...

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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: 6.8 x 8.7 cm (2 11/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14690

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes