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Shawabty fragment of Queen Malenaken

This is a leg fragment of a shawabty of Queen Malenaken. There are 4 framed horizontal lines of text encircling the body and one framed column of text up the front of the figure. The text is painted black. Some green glaze remains. The faience is red-bodied. The object was broken in 2 pieces...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Meroe Beg. S 82 (tomb of queen Malenaken) grave. 1921: 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, 568–542 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.3 x 3 cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21-3-4

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes