Shawabty of Queen Khensa
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa), chamber debris
Overall: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a shawabty of Queen Khensa, daughter of Kashta, sister-wife of Piankhy. The male figure wears a tripartite wig and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. This mummiforn shape does not have a back pillar or base. No hands or implements are depicted. The back is flat and there is no wig line.
From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa), chamber 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 Sudan.
(Accession Date: May 21, 2007)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition