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Shawabty fragment

This is a legs and feet fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified king or queen. When complete, the female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left hand...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 501. 1920: 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, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.9 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2264

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes