User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The female figure wears a bag wig which is indicated by an incised line on the back. There is no uraeus. The shawabty is uninscribed. The mummifornm figure does not have a back pillar, but there is a small base. The arms are crossed, a hoe...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 61. 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa, 664–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11867

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes