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Fragment of Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Tanwetamani. The fragment comes from the typical male figure which wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar but does...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, the top and bottom fragments are both found in Ku. 11, originally from Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 1919: 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 Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.2449

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes