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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

This is a shawabty belonging to King Senkamanisken. The male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. The hands are modelled in high raised relief. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left hand...

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken) B North side. 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

21.2654

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes