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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a shawabty (type B) belonging to King Tanwetamani. The object is missing from knees down and the head is missing. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does have a back pillar. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani), before doorblock. 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: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12951

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes