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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is an upper half of the body fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified queen. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar, though it does have a base. The arms are crossed...

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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: 4.6 x 3.2 cm (1 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16507

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes