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Shawabty of King Nastasen

This is a shawabty belonging to King Nastasen. There are 2 horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the back. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above left. The head and shoulders of the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri , Pyramid 15 (tomb of Nastasen). 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 Nastasen, about 335–315 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14359

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes