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Shawabty fragment of unidentified queen

This is a torso fragment of shawabty figure of an unidentified queen. When complete, the female figure wears a bag wig. 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 holds a cord to a small bag slung over...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple B 502 II.2. 1919: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 3.9 cm (2 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1637

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes