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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The object was broken in 2 pieces and is not mended. The female figure wears a bag wig which is painted. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 22 (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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.14476

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes