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Shawabty of King Aspelta

This is a shawabty belonging to King Aspelta. The object was broken in 20 pieces along with a bag of chips and is not mended. It is solid above the third line of inscription except that the beard is separated, and the legs and feet are in 18 additional pieces plus the bag of chips. The figure...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.448a-b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes