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Shawabty fragment

This is a shawabty fragment belonging to an unidentified king or queen. It is probably a female figure wearing a tripartite wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. There is a raised back pillar. The object was broken in 2 pieces and is not...

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Provenance

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. This object was found in a tray with a card reading "Faience obejcts including shawabtis mostly from Gebel Barkal, some with no numbers which could be from Nuri, Kurru, Kerma or Barkal."

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 3 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16649

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes