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Shawabty of unidentified Queen(?)

This is a shawabty from the tomb of an unidentified queen(?). The male shawabty figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus long beard. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above...

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Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 2 (tomb of an unidentified queen), debris. 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. (Accession Date: August 21, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 369–353 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.12881

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes