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Shawabty of king Amaniastabarqa

This is a legs and foot fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Amaniastabarqa. The object was broken in four pieces and is not mended. There are 6 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...

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Provenance

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.

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: 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.13875

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes