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Shawabty fragments of King Harsiyotef?

These are two fragments of a shawabty possibly belonging to King Harsiyotef. The fragments are not mended. 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 from them in...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 13 (tomb of Harsiyotef), thieve's hole. 1917: 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, reign of Nastasen, 404–369 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-441

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes