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Shawabty of Queen Artaha

This is a bag of fragments of one or more shawabtys of Queen Artaha. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed, the hands are opposed. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In addition...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 58 (tomb of Queen Artaha). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, King Aspelta 593–568 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest fragment: Overall: 8.7 x 4.6 cm (3 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.) Smallest fragment: Overall: 0.9 x 0.6 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes