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Fragments of shawabtys of Tanwetamani

These are six fragments of shawabtys (type B) of King Tanwetamani. There are two foot, one head, one leg and two torso fragments. The fragments are uninscribed. The female head fragment wears a bag wig. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Pyramid 16 (tomb of King Tanwetamani). 1919: 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 Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall Smallest: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Overall Largest: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.13193

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes