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Shawabty of Queen Nasalsa

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Nasalsa. The object was broken in two pieces and is mended. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig but the vulture's head is broken off. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. There are seven...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa).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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.3197

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes