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Shawabty fragments of Queen Nefrukekashta

These are two lower leg fragments of shawabtys belonging to Queen Nefrukekashta. When complete, the female figure wears a tripartite wig with uraeus and has one unframed column of text painted in black on the front of the figure. When legible, the text reads "Osiris Nefrukekashta." This...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta).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, reign of Piye (Piankhy)–Shabaka, 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: Largest 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.) Overall: Smallest 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

19-4-144.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes