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Shawabty fragments of unidentified queen ?

These are shawabty fragments belonging to an unidentified queen (?) This is one tray of 19 fragments including fragments of 3 faces, 5 feet, and 9 with lines of text. Object Register cross references field number 21-2-226. The ancient Nubians included shawabtys in their tombs only in the...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Meroe Beg. S. 84 (tomb of unidentified queen ?) debris in front of (outside) door block (21-1-197) and S hill top (near S. 84) surface debris under block rocks. 1921: 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.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest: 6.2 x 3.4 cm (2 7/16 x 1 5/16 in.) Smallest: 1.2 x 4 cm (1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes