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Fragment of a shawabty of Malowiebamani

This is an inscribed body fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Malowiebamani. When complete, the figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the back. This mummiform shape does not have a back...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, pyramid 11, (tomb of Malowiebamani) chapel debris. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the 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: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-20

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes