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Shawabty of King Analmaaye

These are twenty fragments of shawabtys belonging to King Analmaaye. They include: 1 head and shoulders; 3 left shoulders; 11 leg fragments; and 5 feet and leg fragments. When complete, this figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus. The wig is very detailed. There is one framed column...

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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 largest: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.) Overall smallest: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-664b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes