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Shawabty of Queen Piankh-her

This is a head and torso fragment of a shawabty of Queen Piankh-her. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. There are generally seven horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The text is...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 57 (tomb of Queen Piankh-her). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa, 568–553 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.5 x 5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes