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Fragments of shawabtys of King Shebitka

These are three shawabty fragments, one of which has traces of text and the other two appear to be feet, 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 ...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka).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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.) Smallest: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-4-141a.4

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes