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Shawabty of King Shebitka

This is a shawabty belonging to King Shebitka. The male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. Although there are no visible traces of inscription here, it is customary for these shawabtys to have one unframed column of painted text on the front of the figure: 'Osiris, the King of...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (tomb of Shebitka). 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 Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Object Place

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11865

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes