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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

These are 34 fragments of type b shawabtys belonging to an unidentified queen. There are 6 head plus torso, 6 head, 7 torso and 15 leg plus foot fragments. This type is characterized by a female figure which wears a tripartite wig. Here the hands are opposed and the arms are not crossed. This...

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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 Smallest: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Overall Largest: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13810

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes