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Shawabty fragments of unidentified queen

This object consists of three fragments of one or more shawabtys of an unidentified queen. One is a left arm fragment, one a right side fragment, and one a leg fragment. When complete the female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 900. 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia, (Sudan)


Largest: 4.2 x 2 cm (1 5/8 x 13/16 in.) Smallest: 2.4 x 2.3 cm (15/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes