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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. The king holds the implements of rulership, the flail on the right shoulder and the crook on the left. Here the arms are...

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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.

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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: 18.1 x 6 cm (7 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes