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Shawabty fragments

This object consists of shawabty fragments of unidentified kings or queens. It includes one head fragment, one leg and foot fragment, and one small chip. Although found in Nu 34, these fragments do not match other shawabtys from Nu 34 and are intrusive. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, found in Pyramid 34 (tomb of Henutirdis) room A but is intrusive. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 2 cm (1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-54

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes