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Foreman shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy)

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This is a fragment of a foreman shawabty of King Piye (Piankhy). It is the head and top half of a male foreman figure wearing the bag wig and false beard. The lower portion does not join and is record 19-2-540.


From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Pyramid 17, thieve's debris, burial door block. 1919: 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, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5.4 x 2.8 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes