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Shawabty fragments

These are fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified king or queen. There are 2 torso and upper leg fragments, 1 lower leg fragment missing the feet, The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 900 ex 2 debris. 1920: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 4.7 x 3.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.) Smallest: 3.8 x 2 cm (1 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2142

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes