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Fragment of a shawabty of Queen Naparaye

This fragment of a shawabty figure was found in the tomb of Queen Naparaye, daughter of Piankhy, wife of Taharqa. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. Features such as the calfs, knees and hips are shaped. The fragment is missing its head,...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, Pyramid 3, sandy debris of thieve's hole. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.1941

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes