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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. The figure carries a whip in the right hand an a short stick in the left hand. There are seven horizontal lines of incised...

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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: 17.6 x 5.9 cm (6 15/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16374

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes