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Shawabty of Queen Artaha

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Artaha. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed, the hands are opposed. 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 left...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 58 (tomb of Queen Artaha). 1918: 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 Aspelta, King Aspelta 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 16.2 x 5.5 cm (6 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16329

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes