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Shawabty fragment

This is a right shoulder fragment of a shawabty of an unidentified king or queen. It has a square cross-hatched seedbag on the back and part of a raised back pillar. Although found in Nu 61 it does not match the other shawabtys from that tomb and is intrusive. It may have originally been from...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri found in Nu 61 but is intrusive. 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4.5 x 1.7 cm (1 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes