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Shawabty of Queen Henuttakhbit

This is a shawabty of Queen Henuttakhbit. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. The arms are not crossed. the hands are positioned right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. In addition the left hand holds a cord to a seed bag which is slung...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 28 (tomb of Queen Henuttakhbit). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Amani-natake-lebte, 538–519 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 18.3 x 5 cm (7 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes