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Shawabty fragment

This is a torso and legs fragment of a shawabty. There are 4 1/2 framed horizontal lines of text encircling the body meeting at one framed column of vertical text on the front of the figure. The text is painted black. The object was broken in 2 pieces and is not mended. The ancient Nubians...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 510. 1916: 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, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 4 cm (3 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16645

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes