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Heart scarab, possibly of Tanwetamani

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Heart Scarab of King Tanwetamani (?) Dark gray stone (Greywacke?). 11 lines of inscription on base. Perfect.


From el-Kurru: 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 Sudan. (Accession date: March 9, 1921)

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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)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings