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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The female figure wears a tripartite wig. The beard is cut off. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The shawabty is uninscribed. No hands or implements are depicted. It has a smooth back without wigline. The top of the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 62 (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 Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13786

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes