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Fragments of shawabtys

This is a baggie containing fragments of shawabtys, probably of an unidentified queen. There are 2 foot fragments (no base), 3 mid-leg sections (no back pillar), 3 small unidentifiable fragments and many crumbs. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period,...

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From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, found in Ku. 12 but likely originally from Ku. 62 (tomb of unidentified queen). Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C. (?)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.) Smallest: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes