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Shawabty of Siaspiqa

This is a shawabty belonging to King Siaspiqa. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In addition the left hand holds a cord to a seed bag which is...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri , Pyramid 4 (tomb of Siaspiqa) debris from thieve's debris Rooms A, B, C. 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 Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11870

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes