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Shawabty of Queen Arty

This is a shawabty of Queen Arty, daughter of Piankhy, sister-wife of Shebitka. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned left above right. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left hand holds a cord to a small bag slung over the right shoulder This...

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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.3121

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes