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Shawabty fragment

This is a long narrow fragment of faience with diagonal incised ridges.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Pyramid 9, debris of enclosure. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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

Overall: 4.2 x 1.8 cm (1 5/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-3-72.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes