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Shawabty of king Karkamani

This is a shawabty belonging to King Karkamani. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There are nine 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 7 (tomb of Karkamani). Most were found in room C on the floor, but some were found on the stairs and in rooms A and B. 1919: 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 Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

21.13931

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes