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Shawabty fragments of King Taharqa

This is a group of eleven leg and foot fragments of large scale shawabtys of King Taharqa. When complete, this type has nine or ten horizontal lines of incised unframed text on the front of the body which do not extend to the back of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar...

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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: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Overall largest: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14671

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes