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Shawabty of King Anlamani

These are four fragments, one of which is made up of three mended fragments, of a shawabty belonging to King Anlamani. There is a head fragment with a uraeus and a torso fragment with a hoe. There are two fragments of the legs with inscriptions. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Pyramid 5, Temple, but originally from Pyramid 6 (tomb of Anlamani). 1916: 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 Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall, smallest: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.) Overall Largest: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes