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Unidentifiable shawabty fragment

This is one unidentifiable fragment. The Object Register notes that this field number is for three fragments of blue faience figures. 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,...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani) on stairs by thieve's hole, but is intrusive. 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, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13954

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes