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Fragments of shawabtys of Queen Tabiry

This is a box of fragments of shawabtys belonging to Queen Tabiry, wife of King Piye (Piankhy). The box contains seventy leg/feet fragments (three in two pieces, one in four pieces) and twenty-five torso or torso/leg fragments (two in two pieces). When complete, the female figure has a...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry ).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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest leg: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); Smallest leg: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest torso: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.) Smallest torso: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes