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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a box of fragments of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete this type consists of the following: The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure. This mummiform shape does...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 33 (tomb of Unknown Queen). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Irike-Amanote, 431–405 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest fragment: Overall: 5.2 x 3.8 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.15902

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes