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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, though it does have a base. The hands are opposed and the arms are not crossed. In each hand the figure holds a hoe and...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 82 (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: 6.8 x 2.1 cm (2 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16541

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes