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Shawabty of King Basakheren

This is a shawabty belonging to King Basakheren. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure.The object was broken in four pieces and is not mended. The arms are not crossed, the hands are...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri 17, Pyramid 17 (tomb of Basakheren), Debris in Room B. 1917: 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Basakheren, 405–404 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes