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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

These are three fragments of shawabtys (type A) belonging to King Tanwetamani. There is one leg, foot, base fragment. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar but it has a small base. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. There is one head fragment....

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), debris of chapel. 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: 2.5 cm (1 in.) Overall Largest: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-2-370.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes