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Shawabty fragment

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty of an unidentifed king or queen. It has a small amount of black incised text. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ from...

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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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 3.1 cm (13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16679

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes