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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The object was broken in three pieces and is not mended. This foreman shawabty figure wears a tripartite wig painted black but has no kilt or beard. He holds a whip in both hands. The shawabty is uninscribed. The lower legs and feet are...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 21 (tomb of unidentified queen), in the debris of the enclosure around the chapel. 1917: 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 Anlamani, 623–593 B.C. (?)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14459

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes