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Shawabty of King Taharqa

This is a shawabty of King Taharqa. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. Note that in each hand the figure holds a hoe and a cord to a small bag slung over each shoulder rather than the implements...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 1 (Tomb of Taharqa) A IV 1. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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)

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 x 11 cm (11 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14662

Medium or Technique

Gray serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes