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Shawabty fragments of King Malowiebamani

These are seventeen shawabty fragments. Some are inscribed in brown. The Object Register says 18 fragments. 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, found in pyramid 10, room A originally from Pyramid 11 (tomb of Malowiebamani). 1917: 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 Malowiebamani, 463–435 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 cm largest (1 7/8 in.) Overall: smallest 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-368

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes