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Shawabty of Queen Atasamale

This is a back of the lower leg fragment of a shawabty of Queen Atasamale. When complete this type consists of the following: The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 61 (tomb of Queen Atasamale). 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 Harsiotef, King Harsiotef 397–362 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 4.7 x 2.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes