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Shawabty of Queen Maleteral II

This is a box containing thirty-six foot fragments of shawabtys of Queen Maleteral II. 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 positioned right above left. In each...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 25 (tomb of Queen Maleteral II). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest fragment: Overall: 4.5 x 3.1 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.15619

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes