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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

These are 60 fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified queen. There are 19 head , 7 torso and 34 leg and foot fragments. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on Egyptian shawabtys, but differ...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku.72 (tomb of 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, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall Smallest: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Overall Largest: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19-4-202.3

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes