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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a shawabty of King Tanwetamani. The male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar but has a small base. Here the hands are opposed and the arms are not crossed. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), debris. 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 the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 8, 2006)

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: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12898

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes