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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The arms are not crossed, the...

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 33: 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 Irike–Amanote, 435–417 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia

Accession Number

21.11903

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes