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Shawabty fragments of King Taharqa

This is a group of fourteen fragments and two chips, including the back of the right arm with the seedbag, of one or more large scale shawabtys belonging to King Taharqa. When complete, this type consists of a figure wearing a bulging bag (khat) headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. 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 smallest: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Overall largest: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.14669

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes