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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a head fragment of a shawabty (type B) of King Tanwetamani. The male figure wears a bag wig but no beard. It has a portion of a cord for an implement on the proper right shoulder. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C....

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, in front of Ku. 6. 1919: 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. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2909

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes