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Shawabty fragment

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 503

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 2.8 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.16657

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

This is a leg and foot fragment of a shawabty. There is one framed column of text painted in black on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The fragment has a turquiose glaze. Stylistically this fragment appears to be from Egypt dating to the Third Intermediate Period but it was found in this Nubian temple context.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 503. 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