Shawabty of Queen Nefrukekashta
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 52
Overall: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 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 relativel well-preserved 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.
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