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Shawabty of king Amaniastabarqa

This is a legs and foot fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Amaniastabarqa. There are 4 horizontal lines of incised text with black paint encircling the body. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the back. There are two vertical columns of incised...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 2 (tomb of 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: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes