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Shawabty of Queen Qalhata

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This is a shawabty of Queen Qalhata, sister-wife of Shebitka, mother of Tanwetamani. The male figure wears a tripartite wig. There are six registers of black painted text on the front. The object was broken in six pieces, two of which are mended. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Queen Qalhata), general debris. 1919: 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. (Accession Date: September 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.3171

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes