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Shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy)

This is a foreman shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy). The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. The head, left shoulder and the left arm are missing. The right hand is chipped and a part of the right leg is missing. There is one unframed column of painted text which shows the cartouche...

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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: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12956

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes