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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, there is no beard and no uraeus. The shawabty is uninscribed. The shawabty is not holding any implements. The object was found in Ku 71 and it has a field number tag on the back, but it does not...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 71 (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: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13770

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes