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Shawabty of Queen Asata

This is a upper half fragment of a shawabty of Queen Asata. When complete this type consists of the following: The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. There are seven horizontal lines of incised text encircling the body. The text is framed and there is a...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 42 (tomb of Queen Asata). 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes