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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a tray of 11 shawabty fragments belonging to an identified queen. They are from at least 7 figures according to the Object Register. It contains 2 head plus torso plus upper leg fragments, 5 torso plus upper leg fragments, 1 head fragment and 3 feet fragment. When complete, the female...

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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: 9.1 x 3.7 cm (3 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.) Smallest: 2.9 x 2.4 cm (1 1/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-3-35

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes