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Shawabty fragments

These are fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified king or queen. There are 2 torso and upper leg fragments, 1 lower leg fragment missing the feet, The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C. These funerary figurines are based on...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 900 ex 2 debris. 1920: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia, (Sudan)


Largest: 4.7 x 3.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.) Smallest: 3.8 x 2 cm (1 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes