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Shawabty of Queen Arty

This is a shawabty of Queen Arty, daughter of Piankhy, sister-wife of Shebitka. The male figure wears the king's Nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The arms are not crossed, the hands are...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Queen Arty), washed into debris between Chambers A and B. Unregistered. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: September 8, 2006)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes