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Shawabty of King Shabaka

This is a head to knees 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 and both sides of the figure. The text is painted, not incised. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended....

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 15 (tomb of King Shabaka), debris of chambers. 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. (Accession Date: September 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

21.12778

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes