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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

This is a feet fragment of a shawabty of King Senkamanisken. When complete, this type consists of the following: 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...

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

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 3 x 3.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes