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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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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.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes