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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

These are 70 fragments of type a shawabtys of an unidentified queen. There are 9 head, 5 torso, 4 head and torso, 4 leg, 10 foot, 4 leg and foot and 24 miscellaneous fragments. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary...

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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 Smallest: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Overall Largest: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-4-201a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes