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Shawabty of King Shabaka

This is a head and torso fragment of a shawabty of King Shabaka. The male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of text on the back of the figure. The text is painted, not incised. The object was broken in three pieces and is mended. This mummiform...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 1918: 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 Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

21.11710

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes