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Shabti of Taharqo

Late Period, Kushite
Dynasty 25
reign of Taharqo
690–664 B.C.
From Egypt and Sudan; Probably from Nubia, Nuri
Granite [a Nubian variety]
H. 20.3 × W. 7.6 × D. 5.4 cm (8 × 3 × 2 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
The Kushite kings who ruled Egypt were buried in their Nubian homeland; this shabti of King Taharqo is carved from a distinctive Nubian stone and is presumably from his pyramid at Nuri.
Purchased from Sayed Melettam, Luxor, 1918.

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