Shawabty of Queen Naparaye
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 3, from debris in Chambers A and B
Overall: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a shawabty of Queen Naparaye, daughter of Piankhy, wife of Taharqa. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiforn shape does not have a back pillar or base. Features such as the calfs, knees and hips are shaped. No hands or implements are depicted. The female figure wears a tripartite wig of which the bottoms of the two lappets remain. There is a wigline visible on the back. The fragment is missing its head. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended.
From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 3 (tomb of Queen Naparaye), from debris in Chambers A and B. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition