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Shawabty of Queen Madiken

This is a legs and feet fragment of a shawabty of Queen Madiken. When complete this type consists of the following: 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Pyramid 25, but originally from Pyramid 27 (tomb of Queen Maldiken). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 4 cm (3 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.15761

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes