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Shawabty of King Irike-Amanote

This is a shawabty belonging to King Irike-Amanote. There are 4 horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the back. The object was broken in two pieces and is mended. Two thirds of the figure, the shoulders and the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 12 (tomb of Irike-Amanote ), Room B. 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 Irike-Amanote, 431–405 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.14357

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes