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Fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a leg and foot fragment of a shawabty of King Taharqa. When complete, there are typically nine or ten horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of body which do not extend to the back of the figure. Here, there are portions of five horizontal lines of incised unframed text...

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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Green magnesite-containing rock


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes