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Shawabty fragment

This is a leg and foot fragment of a shawabty. There is one framed column of text painted in black on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The fragment has a turquiose glaze. Stylistically this fragment appears to be from Egypt dating tok the New...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 503. 1919: 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 2.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.16657

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes