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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

These are two joining pieces of ankle, feet and base of a shawabty (type B) of King Tanwetamani. The shawabty is uninscribed. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. This mummiform shape does have a back pillar and a base. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, between Ku. 1 and Ku. 17 in debris, originally from Ku. 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: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-2-384.2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes