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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is an upper half fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete this type consists of the following: 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...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 51 (tomb of an 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified king., 362–342 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.3 x 3.2 cm (1 11/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17-12-131

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes