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Shawabty of king Amaniastabarqa

This is a box of 14 head fragments of which one is in two pieces and 16 miscellaneous fragments of shawabtys belonging to King Amaniastabarqa. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of king Amaniastabarqa).1919: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall Smallest: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Overall Largest: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes