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Fragments of shawabtys of Queen Tabiry

This is a box of fragments of shawabtys belonging to Queen Tabiry, wife of King Piye (Piankhy). It consists of approximately 80 small fragments identifiable as body parts. When complete, the female figure has a tripartite wig with no uraeus. She wears a long sheath dress with no visible hem...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry ).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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.) Smallest: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19-4-145a.2

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes