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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a head fragment of a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The female figure wears a bag wig which is painted dark brown. The field number is written in black on the back of the top of the back pillar. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, found in Pyramid 25, but originally from 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, about 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-1886

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes