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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a tray of 4 shawabty fragments belonging to an identified queen. It includes one head plus torso plus upper leg fragment, 1 head fragment, 1 upper leg fragment and 1 foot fragment. When complete, the female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 700 D. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Largest: 7 x 3 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.) Smallest: 2.4 x 2.2 cm (15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-13

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes