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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

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This is a shawabty belonging to King Senkamanisken. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with double uraeus and has a plaited beard attached by an incised chin strap. The king holds the implements of rulership, the flail on the right shoulder and the crook on the left. Here the arms are...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken). 1917: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 7 cm (8 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.3040

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes