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Shawabty of queen Mernua

This is a shawabty of Queen Mernua. The female figure wears a tripartite wig. There is 1 line of incised text up the center of the front. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the back. The object was broken in 11 pieces and is not mended. This mummiform shape does...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Meroe Beg. S. 85 (tomb of queen Mernua). 1923: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.2 x 4.7 cm (5 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.16562

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes