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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a fragment of base and ankles of a shawabty (type B) of King Tanwetamani. This mummiform shape does have a back pillar and a 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 Egyptian...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 61, originally from Pyramid 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: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-4-529

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes