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Shawabty of King Senkamanisken

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This is a shawabty belonging to King Senkamanisken. The figure wears a bulging bag (khat) headdress with double uraeus and has a long beard attached by an incised chin strap. In each hand the figure holds a hoe, the hoe on the right is broader than the hoe on the left shoulder. In addition the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken) Room B. 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.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm (7 5/16 x 2 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11723

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes