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Fragment of a shawabty of Queen Henuttakebit

This is one box of fragments of a shawabty of Queen Henuttakhbit. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed. the hands are positioned right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In addition theleft hand holds a cord to a...

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From Nuri, found in Pyramid 25, but originally from Pyramid 28 (tomb of Henuttakhbit). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 538–519 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest fragment: Overall: 5.4 x 4.6 cm (2 1/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes