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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.13854

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes