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Shawaty fragment

This is a lower legs fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified king or queen. The back pillar is not raised. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ from them in...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 700 D. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 x 2.4 cm (1 7/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-173c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes