Large Ushabti of Taharqa
Kushite royal artisans created images that simultaneously incorporated elements of Egyptian iconography and emphasized their subjects' non-Egyptian origin. Thus while this shabti, or funerary figure, shows Taharqa holding traditional Egyptian agricultural implements and reproduces the text of Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead as had been done for centuries, the style of the piece, especially the round face and broad nose, is typically Kushite.
- Medium: Ankerite
- Place Excavated: Nuri, Nubia (present day Sudan)
- Dates: 690-664 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXV Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (40 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 39.2
- Credit Line: By exchange
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Large Ushabti of Taharqa, 690-664 B.C.E. Ankerite, 15 3/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. (40 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 39.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (67%)