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Shawabty fragment of unidentified queen

This is a feet fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete, this female figure wears a bag wig which is painted. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Nu 21 but probably originally from Nu 22 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1917: 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, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 3 x 3.5 cm (1 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-677.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes