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Shawabty of King Analmaaye

This is a shawabty belonging to King Analmaaye. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus. The wig is very detailed. There is one framed column of incised text on the front of the figure. The implements are finely detailed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base....

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 18, Chamber C (tomb of Analmaaye). 191: 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 Analmaaye, 542–538 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14375

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes