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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. Here the arms are crossed and the hands are directly opposite each other. In each hand the figure holds a hoe, the hoe on...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken) Room B in middle of room. 1917. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

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: 16 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm (6 5/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11847

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes