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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

This is a shawabty belonging to King Senkamanisken. The figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. The facial features are very detailed with philtrum and bored out nostrils. Each shawabty has distinctive, individualized facial features that have been carved and not mold made. The arms...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.2695

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes