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Shawabty fragments of unidentified queen

These are two torso and upper leg fragments of 2 shawabtys of an unidentified queen. When complete, the female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple B 502. 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 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: 6.8 x 3.9 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1647

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes