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Fragments of shawabty of Amani-natake-lebte

This is a box of ten miscellaneous shawabty fragments likely belonging to King Amani-natake-lebte. When complete, this type wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There are seven horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The text is framed and there is a...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Pyr. 58 but likely originally from Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), debris of stairway. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Smallest: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Largest: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes