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Shawabty fragment

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty of an unknown king or queen. It has a base and a raised back pillar. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 902. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 2.3 cm (11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-409b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes