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Shawabty fragment

This is a torso fragment of a shawabty, possibly of King Siaspiqa. When complete this type consists of a male figure wearing the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There are horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The arms are not crossed, the hands are...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Nu 21 but possibly originally from Nu 4 (tomb of King Siaspiqa). 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: 8.5 x 4.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-677.2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes