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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty (type A) of King Tanwetamani. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar but it has a base. The inscription is unusual in that there are 16 different short vertical lines of text...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 5, originally from Ku. 16 (tomb of 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: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13187

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes