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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 does not have 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken) Room B. 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

21.3027

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes