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Shawabty fragment of unidentified queen

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty belonging to an identified queen. The female figure wears a bag wig. When complete this type consists of a figure with the arms crossed and the hands right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left hand holds a...

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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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum Of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

LxWxD 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm (1 x 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2405

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes