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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The female figure wears a tripartite wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In addition...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 46 (tomb of 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 King Nasakhma, 458–453 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 3.5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.16127

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes