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    Large Ushabti of Taharqa

    Taharqa was one of the rulers of the Nubian Kingdom of Napata who also ruled Egypt in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty (circa 760–656 c.e.). Having conquered Egypt, the Nubian royal family adopted many Egyptian customs. Shabtis are funerary figures intended to do the agricultural work the gods might require of the deceased.

    • Culture: Nubian
    • Medium: Alabaster
    • Place Made: Nuri, Nubia (present day Sudan)
    • Dates: ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.
    • Dynasty: XXV Dynasty
    • Period: Third Intermediate Period
    • Dimensions: 13 1/8 x 4 3/16 x depth at base 2 7/16 in. (33.3 x 10.7 x 6.2 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
    • Exhibitions:
    • Accession Number: 39.4
    • Credit Line: By exchange
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Nubian. Large Ushabti of Taharqa, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Alabaster, 13 1/8 x 4 3/16 x depth at base 2 7/16 in. (33.3 x 10.7 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 39.4. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: installation, African Innovations (2011), CUR.39.4_afrinnov.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Large alabaster ushabti of Tirhaqa (688-663 BC). The figure is made of an extremely beautiful alabaster which appears different form that usually found in Egypt, the veining being much less pronounced. The figure is of exactly the same type as 39.2. Condition: Workmanship excellent. There are several deposits and stains on the back apparently caused by water.
    • Record Completeness: Good (70%)
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