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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a head fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete, this type consists of a male figure wearing a tripartite wig and a long beard. The hands are opposed and the arms are not crossed. The left hand holds a hoe and the right hand holds an unknown, three-dimensional,...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 21 (tomb of unidentified queen). 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: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14480

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes