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Shawabty of Queen Akhrasan

This is a shawabty of Queen Akhrasan. The female figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There is one unframed horizontal line of incised text on the front of the figure with a Hetep di nesewt offering formul to Osiris. Below that is the cartouche of the queen. ...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 32 (tomb of Queen Akhrasan). 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malewiebamani, 468–463 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: est. 13 cm (est. 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes