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Shawabty fragments of unidentified queen

These are two fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified queen. One is part of the left arm and lappet of a wig. The other is an unidentifiable body part. Note: the Object Register lists 3 shawabty fragments; one is not a shawabty fragment and has been renumbered 21-12-189a. The ancient Nubians...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Meroe Beg. N 8 (tomb of unidentified queen) B & C debris.1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Arm: 5 x 3.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.) Fragment: 2.5 x 2.3 cm (1 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes