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Shawabty of King Amaniastabarqa

This is a head fragment of a shawabty of King Amaniastabarqa. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The object is very much worn. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of king Amaniastabarqa). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia

Accession Number

21.11877

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes