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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

These are two fragments of a shawabty (type A) of King Tanwetamani. One is a foot fragment and the other is a fragment of the torso. There is one unframed column of incised text on the torso fragment. The foot fragment does not have a back pillar but it has a base. The ancient Nubians included...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 61, 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 Smallest: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Overall Largest: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13189

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes