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Shawabty of King Atlanersa

These are four fragments, including a head, of a shawabty belonging to King Atlanersa. When complete, this type consists of a male figure wearing a tripartite wig and a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape has a back pillar and a base. The arms are crossed and the hands...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 20 (tomb of Atlanersa), stairs. 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 Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall largest: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.) Overall smallest: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-934

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes