Foreman shawabty of King Piankhy (Piye)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 17 thieve's debris, burial door block

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

19.1974

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

This is a fragment of a foreman shawabty of King Piankhy (Piye). 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.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Ku 17 (tomb of Piankhy), 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