Shawabty of Queen Nefrukekashta
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52
Overall: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Nefrukekashta. The female figure wears a tripartite wig with uraeus. There is one unframed column of text painted in black on the front of the figure. When legible, the text reads “Osiris Nefrukekashta.” This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar, wig line or base and there are finger impressions on the back. No hands or implements are depicted. Traces of green glaze remain.
From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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