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Shawabty of King Malowiebamani

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

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 11 (tomb of Maloweibamani). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani, 463–435 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11785

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes