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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. When complete, the female figure wears a bag wig which is indicated by an incised line on the back. There is no uraeus. The shawabty is uninscribed. The mummiform figure does not have a back pillar, but there is a small base. The arms are...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 61 (tomb of Queen ?) in 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani (?), 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.13580

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes