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Shawabty of king Amaniastabarqa

This is a head and shoulders fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Amaniastabarqa. The object was broken in five pieces and is not mended. The male figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The seed bag on the back of the left shoulder and the wig line are...

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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: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes