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Shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy)

This is a torso fragment of a shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy). This mummiforn shape does not have a back pillar or base. No hands or implements are depicted. There is one unframed column of painted text which shows a cartouche on the front of the figure. The object is half molded with a flat...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka), stairway, original filling, originally from Pyramid 17. 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1785

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes