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Shawabty fragments of King Taharqa

These are five fragments of shawabtys of King Taharqa including two joining surface flakes from the back showing a seedbag; two unrelated pieces with text; and a miscellaneous fragment. When complete, there are typically nine or ten horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: 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, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall largest: 7.6 cm (3 in.) Overall smallest: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14622

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes