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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a shawabty belonging to King Tanwetamani. It appears that the text has been removed. The inscription is unusual in that there are 16 different short vertical lines of text on these shawabtys. Together the 16 lines form a complete shawabty spell. The number written in black on the...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, found between Ku. 1 and Ku. 17 in debris, but originally from Ku. 16 (tomb of King Tanwetamani). 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.

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

21.12904

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes