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Shawabty fragments

These are 52 fragments of uninscribed shawabtys. There is 1 head with torso, 15 fragments of heads, 1 torso, 7 fragments of torsos, 19 fragments of feet, 9 miscellaneous fragments and 3 miscellaneous fragments inside a bag. The heads look like Ku 61 style. They were found in Ku 71 but are all...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, found in Ku. 71 (tomb of Queen ?), but originally from various tombs. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall:Largest 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.) Overall: Smallest 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes