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Shawabty of King Aspelta

This is a head and torso fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Aspelta. Two additional chips are also present in a bag. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above left. In each hand the figure...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14007

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes