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Shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy)

This is a shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy). The head and the upper torso is missing. There is one unframed column of painted text which shows the cartouche on the back of the figure. The left food is advanced and the front of the foot is chipped. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 17 (tomb of King Piankhy (Piye)), debris in stair and chamber. 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 Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12963

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes