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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

These are two foot and base shawabty fragments of type A belonging to King Tanwetamani. The mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Pyramid 15 stairway (original filling before thieve's hole), originally from Pyramid 16 (tomb of King 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.

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 Smallest: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Overall Largest: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-2-190.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes