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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

These are seven fragments of shawabtys (type A) belonging to King Tanwetamani. There is one fragment of ankles and base with an inscription on the front, three torso fragments with seed bag that join, two small base fragments and one leg fragment. The inscription is unusual in that there are...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), stairs. 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: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Overall Largest: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19-2-345.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes