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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a legs and feet fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar, though it does have a base. The arms are crossed and the...

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Provenance

From Nuri, found in Pyramid 7 but originally from Pyramid 76 (tomb of an unknown queen). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-11-6

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes