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Shawabty fragments of unidentified queen ?

These are 2 joining shawabty fragments belonging to an unidentified queen (?) One is the left side of the face and arm and the other the right shoulder and part of the torso. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Meroe S hill top near Beg. S. 84 (tomb of unidentified queen ?) surface debris under block rocks. 1921: 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

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16545

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes