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Shawabty fragment

This is a shawabty fragment belonging to an unidentified king or queen. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left hand holds a cord to a small bag slung over the right...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan). 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, about 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.6 x 3.7 cm (4 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16648

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes