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Shawabty fragment of unidentified queen

This is a head fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete this type consists of a female figure wearing 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 502 bottom of door in "S". 1919: 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

Overall: 3 x 2.9 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19-12-4a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes