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Shawabty of King Nastasen

This is a shawabty belonging to King Nastasen. These are 12 fragments and chips. There is no text. The field number is on the bottom of the feet. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on...

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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, 335–315 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-332

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes