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Shawabty of Amani-natake-lebte

This is a shawabty belonging to King Amani-natake-lebte. The figure 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 single vertical line up the center of the back. The text...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Pyramid 58 (tomb of Queen Artama) but likely originally from Pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte). 1917: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.14427

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes