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Fragments of shawabtys of Tanwetamani

These are four fragments of shawabtys (type A) of King Tanwetamani. There are three leg and foot fragments that join. These mummiform shapes do have a back pillar and base. There is one top of head fragment The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), stairs at thieve's hole. 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

Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall Smallest: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Overall Largest: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1860

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes