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Fragment of a shawabty of King Malowiebamani

These are two fragments a shawabty belonging to King Malowiebamani. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. It appears to be lines of incised text. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani, 463–435 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

21.14356

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes