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Shawabty of King Anlamani

This is a face and beard fragment of a shawabty belonging to King Anlamani. There are chips missing from mouth, beard, and the uraeus on the figure's headdress. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri , Pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani), debris from room A, B and 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.13924

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes