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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 and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. The figure has a back pillar and base. The arms are crossed and the hands are positioned right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand and rests...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 81 (tomb of an unidentified 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 5 cm (5 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16483

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes