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Shawabty of Queen Piankhqew

This is a bag of fragments of shawabtys 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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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.2 x 2.1 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes