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Shawabty of King Anlamani

This is a shawabty belonging to King Aspelta. These 8 fragments include 1 legs and feet; 2 feet; 1 head; 1 face; and one head in three pieces. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri , Pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani), debris from room A, B and C. 1919: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall largest: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.) Overall smallest: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.13886

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes