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Shawabty fragments

This object consists of 4 shawabty fragments and 2 chips. Two of these fragments join forming one foot and ankle, the other fragments are one leg inscribed on the front and back and one shoulder with hoe. Although found in Nu 40, these fragments do not match the other shawabtys found in this...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, found in pyramid 40 (Queen Makmale), stairway but is intrusive. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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)


Leg (largest): 7.0 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (2 3/4 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes