Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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.

Related Objects

Funerary Figure of Akhenaten

Date: ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Medium: Granite Accession: 1982.50 On view in:Gallery 122

Block Statue of Ankhwennefer

Date: ca. 690–650 B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 1993.161 On view in:Gallery 127

Block Statue of a Prophet of Montu and Scribe Djedkhonsuefankh, son of Khonsumes and Taat

Date: 690–610 B.C. Medium: Gabbro Accession: 07.228.27 On view in:Gallery 125

Head Attributed to Arsinoe II

Date: 278–270 B.C. Medium: Limestone (Indurated) Accession: 38.10 On view in:Gallery 134

God's Wife Tagerem

Date: 300–250 B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 2010.18 On view in:Gallery 131