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Shawabty of King Shebitka

This is a large fragment of the torso and legs of a shawabty belonging to King Shebitka. When complete this male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of painted text down the front of the figure, when legible the text reads 'Osiris, the king of Upper...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, found in Ku. 2 but originally 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 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: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14062

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes