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Fragments of a shawabty of Malonaqen

These are three fragments of a shawabty belonging to King Malonaqen. One is an ear and two are leg fragments with text and dark turquoise glaze. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Malonaqen), temple. 1916: 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 Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall Smallest: 2.5 cm (1 in.) Overall Largest: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-11-67

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes