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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a head and shoulders fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete, this type consists of a foreman shawabty figure wearing a tripartite wig painted black but has no kilt or beard. He holds a whip in both hands. The shawabty is uninscribed. The face is chipped, and the...

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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: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.14461

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes