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Shawabty of Queen Atakhebasken

This is a tray of thirteen fragments of shawabtys of Queen Atakhebasken. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears a tripartite wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. Here the hands are opposed and the arms are not crossed. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 36 (tomb of Queen Atakhebasken) 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Tray of various fragments

Accession Number

21.15935

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes