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Fragment of a shawabty of a Queen

Fragment of the legs and feet of a shawabty. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ from them in many features of their iconography. For instance, the known...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 6, stairs. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka–Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.1900

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes