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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a fragment of the legs and feet of a shawabty belonging to King Taharqa. There are two remaining horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of body which do not extend to the back of the figure. There is a footmark incised on the bottom of the foot which is number 12 in...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) A I 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.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.3 x 6.5 cm (2 7/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes