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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 no text is visible on this object, it is customary for these shawabtys to have one unframed column of painted text on the front of the figure: 'Osiris, the King of Upper and Lower...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13030

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes