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Shawabty of Queen Maleteral I

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Maleteral I. The female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand and rests on the left shoulder, the left hand holds a cord to a small bag slung over the...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 41 (tomb of Queen Maleteral I). 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes