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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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Provenance

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.

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

Accession Number

16-11-66

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes