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Shawabty of King Tanwetamani

There are three fragments of shawabty belonging to King Tanwetamani. 1) finely-crafted fragment of mid-section from the shoulders to below the arms; well-preserved with only two minor chips; 2) fragment of lower face and upper torso showing the right lappet; badly-worn and chin details are...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of 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

Largest: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.) Smallest: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14058

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes