Head of a shawabty

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXVIII, room B

Dimensions

Overall: 3.7cm (1 7/16in.)

Accession Number

17-4-15

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Head of a figure with a supporting pillar at the back; with green-blue faience and a blackened wig.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), room B. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition