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Shawabty of King Analmaaye

These are nine fragments of shawabtys belonging to King Analmaaye. It includes: 5 torsos, 1 head and shoulders, and 3 mid leg sections. When complete, this shawabty 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...

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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.

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Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Analmaaye, 542–538 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall largest: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.) Overall smallest: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes