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Shawabty of Queen Nasalsa

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Nasalsa. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig. This is the only shawabty from this tomb with the vulture head intact. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. There are typically seven horizontal...

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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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes