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Shawabty of Anlamani

Faience, Type I 1 d. Royal headdress, hands opposite, 2 hoes and 1 cord; 8 lines of inscriptions. Cracked. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ from them in...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani). 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 Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes