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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty of an unknown Queen. The female figure wears a tripartite wig with uraeus. 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 back pillar or base. The left hand is chipped off. The feet are...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 30 (tomb of Unidentified Queen). 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 Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.3208

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes