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Shawabty of Queen Piankhqew

This is a box of fragments of a shawabty of Queen Piankhqew-qa. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears a tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed, the hands are held right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. This mummiform shape does not have a...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 29 (tomb of Queen Piankhqew). 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 Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest fragment: Overall: 5.4 x 5.2 cm (2 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.15802

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes