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Shawabty of Queen Akhrasan

This is a box of fragments containing some text and one face fragment. When complete this is a shawabty of Queen Akheqa. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. There are seven horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The text is framed and...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 38 (tomb of Queen Akheqa). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 4.3 x 3.3 cm (1 11/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.15937

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes