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Shawabty fragments

This is a tray of 30 shawabty fragments of an unidentifed king or queen including 4 foot fragments and torso fragments. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri ?. 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

Nuri ?, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 2.5 x 3.3 cm (1 x 1 5/16 in.) Smalleset: 0.4 x 0.4 cm (3/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16684

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes