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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a leg, foot, base fragment of a shawabty (Type A) of King Tanwetamani. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar but it has a small 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...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 10, original filling, 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: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-3-158

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes