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Shawabty of King 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, pyramid 10 (tomb of Amani-natake-lebte), debris in Rooms A, B, C. 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 King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11784

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes