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Shawabty of Queen Nasalsa

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Nasalsa. The object was broken in one large piece and fifteen small pieces and is not mended. The head and one lappet are broken into the fifteen small pieces. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig but the vulture's...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall without head: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes