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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

The male figure wears the king's Nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The shawabty is uninscribed. In each hand t he figure holds a hoe. In addition the left hand holds a cord to a seed bag which is slung over the left...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 2 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1919: 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, Late Napatan Period, 362–342 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11866

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes