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Fragment of a shawabty of Tanwetamani

This is a leg and foot fragment of a shawabty of King Tanwetamani. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar but it has a small base. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period,...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan)el-Kurru, Ku 8, originally from Pyramid 16 (tomb of King 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: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.1929

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes