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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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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall Smallest: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Overall Largest: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes