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Shawabty of Queen Batahaliye

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Batahaliye. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. Here the hands are opposed and the arms are not crossed. One hoe is held in the left hand and rests on the...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 44 (tomb of Queen Batahaliye). 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 Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Harsiotef, 397–362 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Legs measurement: Overall: 8.3 x 4.4 cm (3 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.) Torso measurement: Overall: 4 x 5.3 cm (1 9/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes