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Fragment of a shawabty of Shebitka

This is a shawabty torso fragment belonging to King Shebitka. When complete, a shawabty of King Shebitka typically wears a tripartite wig, has a long beard which is often painted black; and has one unframed column of painted text on the front of the figure, which when legible customarily reads...

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Provenance

From Sudan (Nubia) el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka) debris of thieves hole. 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, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1796

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes