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Fragment of a shawabty

This is a fragment consisting of the back pillar and base of a shawabty, possibly of Queen Amanitakaye When complete the female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed, the hands are held right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe....

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri Nu 26 (?) Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3 cm (1 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16674

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes