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Shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a shawabty belonging to King Taharqa. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. Here the hands are opposed resting on the chest.The king holds the implements of rulership, the flail on the right shoulder and the crook on the left. There are ten...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa) A VI 1. 1917: 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.2909

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes