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Shawabti fragments of unidentified queen ?

These are two fragments of 2 shawabtis of an unidentified queen. One is an upper leg and lower torso fragment, the other a non-joining leg and foot fragment. There are 3 vertical lines of framed text on the front of each fragment. The Object Register compares this object with 21-2-197. The...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Meroe Beg. S. 84 (tomb of unidentified queen ?) debris outside door block. 1921: 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, 750–270 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Legs: 4.5 x 2 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 in.) Feet: 4.4 x 2.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes