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Shawabty of Queen Amanitakaye

This is a shawabty of Queen Amanitakaye. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed, the hands are held right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In addition the left hand holds a cord to a seed bag which is slung over the...

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Provenance

From Nuri, found in Pyramid 25 but originally from Pyramid 26 (tomb of Queen Amanitakaye). 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 Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 17.9 x 5.5 cm (7 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.15584

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes