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Shawabty of Queen Yeturow

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Yeturow. The female figure wears a bag wig with no adornment or headdress. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand and rests on the left shoulder, the left hand holds a cord to a...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Yeturow. 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 Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11890

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes