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Shawabty fragments

This is a tray consisting of 32 small boxes of fragments of shawabtys. One is a foot fragment with the field number 20-4-25 written on it. The Object Register has a drawing of a head included among the fragments, which has now been assigned the number 20-4-25.2. The ancient Nubians included...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Meroe Beg. S 10 Chamber B debris. 1920: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler, 315–270 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Feet: 2.2 x 3 cm (7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16643

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes