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Shawabty fragment

This is a chip from a shawabty of an unidentifed king or queen with some text. although found with objects from NU 21, it does not match the other shawabtys from that tomb. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found with shawabtys from Pyramid 21 (tomb of unidentified queen) but it does not match shawabtys from that tomb. 1917: 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, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16673

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes