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Shawabty fragments

This is a tray containing 2 foot fragments with base (one with a raised back pillar, one with a flat back pillar), one leg fragment with a flat back pillar, and one head fragment. The Object Register does not describe these objects under 16-4-177, but each object has this number written on it....

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 804. 1916: 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

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 5 x 2.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/16 in.) Smallest: 2.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-177.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes