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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is fragment of the front of the upper leg of a shawabty of King Taharqa. There remain six horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of the body which do not extend to the back of the figure. When complete, shawabtys of King Taharqa have nine or ten horizontal lines of...

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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: 8.2 x 7.2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14691

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes