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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

21.2752

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes