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Shawabty fragments

This is a tray of 42 fragments of shawabtys. Included are a head fragment and a foot fragment. There are traces of a worn text in black including framed horizontal registers of text encircling the body and a vertical register up the front. There is no back pillar or base. The Object Register...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Meroe Beg. S 42 (tomb of an unidentified queen) under stones of surface debris. 1921: 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

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 4.7 x 3.3 cm (1 7/8 x 1 5/16 in.) Smallest: 0.5 x 0.4 cm (3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21-2-125

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes