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Shawabty fragments of King Taharqa

These are five pieces of the lower legs and foot fragments of shawabtys of King Taharqa. When complete, there are nine or ten horizontal lines of unframed, incised text on the front of the figure. One fragment shows parts of four lines of text. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or...

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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: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.) Overall smallest: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14623

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes