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Fragments of shawabtys

These are fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified king or queen. Altogether there are sixteen fragments consisting of three feet, one leg, and twelve small fragments. The leg fragment has three complete and two partial framed horizontal lines of black painted text encircling the body. There is...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Meroe Beg. S. 125 floor debris. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka or Taharqa, 698–664 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest: 5.1 x 3.2 cm (2 x 1 1/4 in.) Smallest: 0.3 x 0.2 cm (1/8 x 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes