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Royal Shawabti

Object Number:92-2-66
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sudan
Locus: Pyramid I
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Twenty-Fifth Dynasty
Date Made: 690-664 BCE
Early Date: -690
Late Date: -664
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 26.3 cm
Width: 9.8 cm
Depth: 5.1 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1992
Other Number:17-3-260 - Field No SF
20.218 - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Number


Calcite shabti of king Taharqa. The king wears a bag wig with a uraeus at his brow, a false beard and he holds two hoes. The front of the shabti is inscribed with 10 lines of the shabti spell.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] O'Connor, David B. 1993. Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 142View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 308-09View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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