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Shawabty of King Basakheren

This is a shawabty belonging to King Basakheren. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a short beard. There are two incised diagonal lines where the pigtail should be on the nemes. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. The arms are not...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri 17, Pyramid 17 (tomb of Basakheren), Debris from Room B. 1917: 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 Basakheren, 405–404 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14378

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes