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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

This is a shawabty belonging to King Senkamanisken. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with double uraeus and has a plaited beard attached by an incised chin strap. Here the arms are crossed and the hands are directly opposite each other. The hands and fingers are detailed. In each hand...

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken) Room C south part. 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.2639

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes